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Turkish military says hits 71 Islamic State targets in northern Syria

Turkish military says hits 71 Islamic State targets in northern Syria

Turkey’s military hit 71 Islamic State targets in Syria over the last 24 hours, the army said on Saturday, intensifying strikes against the militant group, which has claimed responsibility for the latest bomb attack in southeast Turkey. Five Islamic State fighters were killed in the strikes, as were five Turkey-backed rebels and one Turkish soldier, […]

November 5, 2016 | By | Reply More
Turkey- 104 Islamic State militants killed in strikes

Turkey- 104 Islamic State militants killed in strikes

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. U.S.-led coalition airstrikes and Turkish artillery fire […]

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Turkish military says killed 27 Kurdish militants in southeast

Turkish military says killed 27 Kurdish militants in southeast

Feb 12, – The army said 16 fighters of the banned Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) had been killed in Cizre, near the Syrian border. It said it had retrieved the bodies of another 24 militants killed earlier, along with rifles, machines guns and rocket launchers. Turkish security forces have killed 27 militants in the mainly […]

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Turkish warplanes strike PKK targets in southeast

Turkish warplanes strike PKK targets in southeast

Aug 11, – The Turkish military said jets hit 17 targets of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, around the Buzul mountain and the Ikiyaka region in Hakkari province, which borders Iran and Iraq, and later also targeted two anti-aircraft guns in the neighboring province of Sirnak, along the Iraqi border. Turkish warplanes struck Kurdish […]

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Turkish army hits IS in Syria after soldier killed

Turkish army hits IS in Syria after soldier killed

Jul 23, – The deadly clash was the most serious yet between the Turkish army and IS since the Islamists began to take swathes of Iraq and Syria right up to the Turkish border from 2013. The Turkish military Thursday pounded positions of Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria after a Turkish soldier was killed […]

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