File-Iraq's Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi (C) tours the city of Tikrit after Iraq security forces regained control from ISIS militants, April 1, 2015. (REUTERS)
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More than 60 percent of sorties against ISIS in Iraq are carried out by the nation's air forces and about 40 percent by the U.S.-led coalition, Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said Saturday.Turkey deployed around 150 troops last month at the Bashiqa base, where it is training an Iraqi militia to fight ISIS, citing heightened security risks.Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan Friday said Turkish troops repelled an ISIS attack on the base, killing 18 militants, adding that this incident vindicated the presence of the protection force.
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