Turkey expelled from Coalition’s air-tasking order in Syria

The Pentagon pulled Turkey off of the air-tasking order and intelligence feeds run through the joint operations centre today.

The Combined Air Operations Center (CAOC) has pulled Turkey off the air tasking order and stopped the ISR feed.

Pentagon Spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Carla Gleason announced that US has closed off the airspace along the Syrian border ahead of a likely Turkish incursion.

The decision came amid Turkey’s increasing preparations for an incursion into northern Syria.

Asked if this meant closing the air space for Turkey, Gleason answered; “If you’re not on the air tasking order, it’s really hard to coordinate flights in that area."