December 7, 2015 / 12:57 PM / in 4 years

Turkish jets have not hit Islamic State targets in Syria since November 24: senior official

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish warplanes have taken part in air operations by United States-led coalition forces but have not bombed Islamic State targets in Syria since Nov. 24, when Turkey shot down a Russian fighter jet, a senior Turkish official said on Monday.

A U.S. official told Reuters last week that the United States had quietly put on hold a long-standing request for its NATO ally to play a more active role in the U.S.-led air war to allow time for Turkey-Russian tensions to ease.

Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk; Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by David Dolan

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