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Marine Prowlers deploy to Turkey for fight against ISIS

April 14, 2016 Jeff Schogol, Marine Corps Times

The U.S. has sent Marine aircraft that can jam detonators for roadside bombs to fight Islamic State terrorists in Iraq and Syria.

A squadron of EA-6B Prowlers has arrived at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, for a deployment that is expected to last through September, according to a news release Thursday from U.S. European Command.

The Marines and aircraft are from Marine Corps Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 4, based at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, said Air Force Lt. Col. David Westover, a spokesman for EUCOM.

“While a typical squadron consists of about six Marine Corps EA-6B Prowler aircraft and more than 250 Marines, for operational security reasons, I can't provide details specific to this squadron,” Westover said in an email Thursday.

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