The U.S. military on Friday deployed six F-15C fighter jets to Turkey's Incirlik air base to help defend Turkish airspace against potential intruders, reported the US defense department.

- The deployment was in response to Turkey's request for support in securing its airspace following the recent Russian incursion and is a demonstration of our unwavering support for NATO’s ally. We will also continue to work closely with our Turkish partners on our shared efforts to degrade and destroy ISIL, said Peter Cook, a Pentagon spokesman.

Six more F-15E model aircraft will be sent to Incirlik Air Base. Their role will be to support Turkish Air Force in fighting against the ISIL.