Saudi warplanes touch down in Turkey for anti-IS missions

Ankara: Saudi Arabian war planes have arrived at Turkey’s Incirlik airbase on Friday as part of an anti-Islamic State build-up being deployed over Syria, local NTV news broadcaster reported.

Four F-35 jets were deployed at the key airbase in Adana province in southern Turkey located near Syria, NTV reported with footage of the aircraft.

Some 30 Saudi military personnel arrived at Incirlik ahead of the war jets.

The Gulf kingdom proposed to send warplanes to Turkey as part of anti-IS coalition efforts, Turkish Foreign Minister earlier stated.

The Saudi deployment adds to United States, German and British aircraft already using Incirlik air base for sorties.