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104 IS militants killed by Turkish military in Syria

The attack was launched after six rockets fired by IS targeted Turkish border province of Kilis and two military posts, injuring five people, Xinhua news agency reported.
Turkish army in action against IS Militants

Turkish military killed 104 Islamic State (IS) militants as it struck the IS positions in northern Syria, authorities said. The attack was launched  after six rockets fired by IS targeted Turkish border province of Kilis and two military posts, injuring five people, Xinhua news agency reported.

According to a statement, 104 IS militants were killed in retaliation, while four multiple rocket launchers, one howitzer, one mortar position and seven buildings used as headquarters by the IS were destroyed.

“Starting from five minutes after the attack, the IS positions have been hit multiple times, including 11 sorties by (US-led anti-IS) coalition jets,” the statement read.

The Turkish General Staff said in a written statement that the ISIL position were hit by 233 howitzers, 40 multiple rocket launcher systems and four tanks.

“Starting from five minutes after the attack, the ISIL positions have been hit multiple times, including 11 sorties by [U.S.-led anti-ISIL] coalition jets,” the statement read.

According to the statement, 104 ISIL militiants were killed in the retaliation, while four multiple rocket launchers, one howitzer, one mortar position and seven buildings used as headquarters by the ISIL were destroyed.

Rocket attacks from the ISIL-controlled Bab region have claimed the lives of 21 people, including eight Syrians, in Kilis since January.

IANS

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