This is coolbert:
It begins! Intelligence [intel] as obtained by the American military will be provided to Turkish combat units currently involved in operations vicinity Al-Bab, Syria.
As reported in the latest edition of the DEBKAfile newsletter:
"US surveillance planes providing intel to Turkish forces in Syria"
"American planes conducting intelligence-gathering missions over northern Syria started transferring real-time data on the movements of Islamic State fighters in the area of the city of Al-Bab to the Turkish military on Thursday. It followed weeks of diplomatic and military negotiations by the two sides in Ankara and Washington. Negotiators continue to discuss the possible provision of American weaponry and advisers. Turkey's forces have been fighting the terrorist organization's forces in the Al-Bab area for months."
THIS WAS NOT BEING DONE BEFORE? INTELLIGENCE SHARING REGARDING THE COMMON FOE! VITAL INFORMATION BEING DENIED A NATO PARTNER DURING A TIME OF ACTUAL HOSTILITIES!
Turkish concerns have been assuaged? American warplanes can continue to use the airbase at Incirlik. This is no longer a worry! The situation is dynamic. Wait a while.