US reduces its number of warplanes in Turkey

The US military command in Europe announced Wednesday that 12 warplanes that were deployed to Turkey's Incirlik airbase a month ago will return to their base in Britain. The decision to withdraw the 12 F-15s was made less than a day after US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter visited the base. In a response to a question  by journalists on the connection between the two events, Pentagon spokesman Jeff Davis said it was just a coincidence and that "I wouldn't read anything into us moving these out of there as any sort of less combat capability…to be able to strike in Syria."

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