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Aviano F-16s deploy to Turkey

Six F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 31st Fighter Wing accompany approximately 300 personnel and cargo deployed from Aviano Air Base, Italy, to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, in support of Operation Inherent Resolve Aug. 9, 2015. This deployment coincides with Turkey's decision to host U.S. aircraft to conduct counter-ISIL operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Deana Heitzman)

Six F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 31st Fighter Wing accompany approximately 300 personnel and cargo deployed from Aviano Air Base, Italy, to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, in support of Operation Inherent Resolve Aug. 9, 2015. This deployment coincides with Turkey's decision to host U.S. aircraft to conduct counter-ISIL operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Deana Heitzman)

Airmen from the 436th Airlift Wing and 724th Air Mobility Squadron load cargo onto a C-5 Super Galaxy in support of Operation Inherent Resolve Aug. 8, 2015, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. This deployment coincides with Turkey's decision to host U.S. aircraft to conduct counter-ISIL operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Deana Heitzman)

Airmen from the 436th Airlift Wing and 724th Air Mobility Squadron load cargo onto a C-5 Super Galaxy in support of Operation Inherent Resolve Aug. 8, 2015, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. This deployment coincides with Turkey's decision to host U.S. aircraft to conduct counter-ISIL operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Deana Heitzman)

Airmen from the 31st Logistics Readiness Squadron cargo deployment function measure and weigh an excess fuel tank prior to a deployment Aug. 8, 2015, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. This deployment coincides with Turkey's decision to host U.S. aircraft to conduct counter-ISIL operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Deana Heitzman)

Airmen from the 31st Logistics Readiness Squadron cargo deployment function measure and weigh an excess fuel tank prior to a deployment Aug. 8, 2015, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. This deployment coincides with Turkey's decision to host U.S. aircraft to conduct counter-ISIL operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Deana Heitzman)

An Airman from the 724th Air Mobility Squadron oversees cargo loading procedures on a C-5 Super Galaxy delivering cargo in support of Operation Inherent Resolve Aug. 8, 2015, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. This deployment coincides with Turkey's decision to host U.S. aircraft to conduct counter-ISIL operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Deana Heitzman)

An Airman from the 724th Air Mobility Squadron oversees cargo loading procedures on a C-5 Super Galaxy delivering cargo in support of Operation Inherent Resolve Aug. 8, 2015, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. This deployment coincides with Turkey's decision to host U.S. aircraft to conduct counter-ISIL operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Deana Heitzman)

Cargo is loaded onto a C-5 Super Galaxy from the 436th Airlift Wing Aug. 8, 2015, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. The cargo will be delivered to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. This deployment coincides with Turkey's decision to host U.S. aircraft to conduct counter-ISIL operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Deana Heitzman)

Cargo is loaded onto a C-5 Super Galaxy from the 436th Airlift Wing Aug. 8, 2015, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. The cargo will be delivered to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. This deployment coincides with Turkey's decision to host U.S. aircraft to conduct counter-ISIL operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Deana Heitzman)

Cargo is loaded onto a C-5 Super Galaxy from the 436th Airlift Wing Aug. 8, 2015, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. The cargo will be delivered to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. This deployment coincides with Turkey's decision to host U.S. aircraft to conduct counter-ISIL operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Deana Heitzman)

Cargo is loaded onto a C-5 Super Galaxy from the 436th Airlift Wing Aug. 8, 2015, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. The cargo will be delivered to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. This deployment coincides with Turkey's decision to host U.S. aircraft to conduct counter-ISIL operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Deana Heitzman)

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (AFNS) -- The U.S. Air Force deployed a small detachment -- six F-16 Fighting Falcons, support equipment and about 300 personnel -- to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

This follows Turkey's decision to host the deployment of U.S. aircraft conducting counter-Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant operations.

The U.S. and Turkey, as members of the 60-plus nation coalition, are committed to the fight against ISIL in the pursuit of peace and stability in the region.

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