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Incerlik Airbase in Turkey

NPR's Ivan Watson reports from Incerlik in southeastern Turkey, base for the U.S. and British warplanes that monitor the no-fly zone over northern Iraq. The pilots say their daily forays into Iraqi airspace, and their increasingly frequent clashes with Iraqi anti-aircraft gunners, are good practice in the event of a new war with Iraq.

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Ivan Watson
Ivan Watson is currently based in Istanbul, Turkey. Following the 9-11 terrorist attacks, he has served as one of NPR's foreign "firemen," shuttling to and from hotspots around the Middle East and Central Asia.

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