Turkey announces its jets launched 1st airstrikes as part of US-led coalition against IS

Turkey says its jets have carried out their first airstrikes as part of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State group in Syria.

A Foreign Ministry statement on Saturday said the jets began attacking IS targets late Friday across the border in Syria, deemed to be threats to Turkey.

After months of wavering, Turkey agreed to be more actively engaged in the fight against IS. It granted U.S. jets access to a key air base close to the Syrian border to be used in the campaign.