Turkey has agreed to let U.S. combat aircraft strike the Islamic State from the airbase at Incirlik, according to news reports.

Washington had unsuccessfully sought permission to use the U.S. base in eastern Turkey for more than a year, but Ankara resisted. The decision, first reported Thursday by Turkey's Hurriyet Daily News, follows increased pressure on Turkey by the militant group that culminated in a deadly suicide attack in the town of Suruc near the Syrian border that killed at least 30 people.

The daily quoted a State Department official as saying the strikes would begin in early August.

President Obama spoke by phone Wednesday with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The two leaders "discussed efforts to increase cooperation to stem the flow of foreign fighters and secure Turkey's border with Syria," the White House said.