Turkey- 104 Islamic State militants killed in strikes

May 28, 2016 | By | Reply More

May 28, – The state-run Anadolu Agency, quoting military officials, said the strikes came late Friday, hours after rockets fired from Syria hit the southern Turkish town of Kilis and wounded five people. It said the airstrikes and artillery fire also destroyed 7 buildings used as IS headquarters.

Thick smoke from an airstrike by the US-led coalition rises in Kobani, Syria, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic State group since mid-September and is being defended by Kurdish fighters. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)U.S.-led coalition airstrikes and Turkish artillery fire against the Islamic State group in Syria have killed 104 militants, the Turkish military said Saturday.

The claim could not be independently verified, and Turkey has not explained how it can count casualties in Syria.

On Saturday, the Turkish military also retaliated after two rockets landed in an field near the town of Oguzeli in the border province Gaziantep, Anadolu reported. The private Dogan news agency said one of the rockets landed in a garden close to Gaziantep Airport, but did not cause any injuries or damage.

Cross-border fire from Syria has claimed 21 lives and wounded dozens in Kilis this year.

Turkish authorities blame the attacks on IS, which has a presence in northern Syria. Turkey typically responds by shelling IS positions.

Press journalist for HRO media – Khizer Hayat reports.

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