Coalition strikes, Turkish shelling kill 14 Islamic State militants in Syria

ISTANBUL – Cross-border shelling by the Turkish army and air strikes by US-led coalition aircraft killed 14 Islamic State militants in Syria, state-run Anadolu Agency cited Turkey’s military as saying on Saturday.

Eleven Islamic State targets were hit by Turkish artillery and by nine air strikes as they were believed to be preparing to fire on Turkey, the armed forces was reported as saying. It was not clear when the military action occurred. The strikes targeted several areas near the Syrian town of Azaz, west of a US-backed operation against ISIS militants and directly south of the Turkish border town of Kilis, which has been repeatedly hit by Islamic State rockets.



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