File photo of U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II fighter jets are pictured at Incirlik airbase in Adana. Reuters
IBTimes: 50 US nuclear weapons at Turkish base near Syrian border at risk of being stolen by terrorists
A Washington think-tank has said amid growing security instability in Turkey that US nukes may be at risk.
Fifty US nuclear weapons stored at a Turkish airbase at Incirlik are at risk of being stolen by terrorists, a Washington-based think-tank has said in the wake of Turkey's attempted coup in July.
The report has claimed that the dozens of nuclear weapons held some 110km from the Syrian border could be compromised, putting the US's nuclear assets at risk.
It said leaving them at the base, which is a crucial strategic point for coalition forces carrying out airstrikes against Isis, was "a roll of the dice" after the facility's Turkish commander was arrested for his suspected involvement in attempting to overthrow the country's leading AKP party.
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WNU Editor: The Stimson report is here .... US Nuclear Weapons in Turkey at Risk of Seizure by Terrorists, Hostile Forces (Stimson).
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