U.S. DEPLOYS HIMARS ROCKET SYSTEM ALONG TURKEY’S BORDER WITH SYRIA

ANKARA, Turkey - Around 50 U.S. soldiers have arrived near Turkey's border with Syria, to use the newly-deployed High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS), in the fight against the Daesh, Hurriyet Daily News reported.

The HIMARS system has been deployed near the Turkish Armed Forces' defence missile system, in the Almalitepe region of the south-eastern province of Gaziantep, the reports said.

The system carries a total of six rockets with extended range guidance at 60-100 kilometres and quick mobility capabilities.

The U.S. Embassy in Ankara said that, the U.S. forces hit Daesh targets overnight, near Turkey's border with Syria using HIMARS.

The embassy described the development as "the latest step in the U.S.-Turkey cooperation, in the fight against the Daesh."

It was not immediately clear when the system was deployed at Turkey's border.

Even though the deployment of the HIMARS systems has been on Ankara's agenda, the fulfilment of the U.S. promises has taken six months, according to Daily Sabah.

Source: Nam News Network