US drone bombs Islamic State target in Syria after taking off from Turkey

A US armed drone has bombed a target in Islamic State-controlled northern Syria, in the first such air strike by a US aircraft after taking off from Turkish territory, a Turkish official told AFP.

“A US drone today carried out one air strike in Syria near Raqa,” said the official referring to the town in northern Syria the Isis group sees as its capital.

The drone had taken off on Wednesday from Turkey’s Incirlik air base in the south of the country, which Ankara has now opened to the US military for armed attacks on Isis targets in Syria, the source added.