October 18, 2016 / 9:18 AM / a year ago

Turkish air force involved in air strikes in Iraq's Mosul: PM

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey’s air force has been involved in coalition air strikes on the Iraqi city of Mosul, part of the U.S.-backed operation to flush out Islamic State, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Tuesday.

Turkey has been locked in a row with Baghdad about the presence of its troops at the Bashiqa camp in northern Iraq and over who should take part in the U.S.-backed assault on Mosul. Turkey has trained up to 3,000 forces taking part but is concerned the operation could stoke sectarian tensions.

Reporting by Daren Butler; Writing by Ayla Jean Yackley; Editing by Nick Tattersall

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