Turkey has committed to assisting forces in northern Syria in their fight against Daesh, the White House said.
“There is a coalition of fighters that have operated on the ground in northern Syria, and they have operated quite effectively against ISIL forces in Syria,” spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters.
“What the Turks have committed to doing is contributing to that success even further. So we certainly welcome their willingness and their desire to do that,” Earnest added.
Turkey announced July 24 that the U.S.-led anti-Daesh coalition could use Turkish bases, including a strategic air base in southeast Turkey, to carry out airstrikes against Daesh.