28 ISIL militants killed in Turkish, coalition operations in Syria
ANKARA – Anadolu AgencyA total of 28 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants were killed on May 11 in operations targeting positions belonging to the jihadist group in Syria, security sources have said.
Turkish military hit ISIL positions spotted by reconnaissance and surveillance vehicles in Jariz, Yahmul and Kafrah north of Aleppo with shelling and rockets at around 8 p.m. At least 14 ISIL militants were killed in the operations, the military claimed.
In addition, coalition warplanes conducted five air strikes against ISIL targets spotted by detection vehicles belonging to the Turkish Armed Forces in Kafrah, Jariz, Tilalayn and Dabiq region. Another 14 ISIL militants were killed in the operation, according to initial reports.
Eleven fortified defense positions, one tactical vehicle and a two-story building used by ISIL militants as a headquarters were also destroyed.
There was no immediate information about casualties inside the building.
Recently, the Turkish military has intensified cross-border operations against ISIL in northern Syria along with the U.S.-led coalition, amid rocket attacks targeting the country’s southeastern border province of Kilis.