Turkish army, coalition kill 23 ISIL militants in Syria
ANKARAA total of 23 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants were killed on June 19 in Turkish artillery shellings and U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, the Turkish Armed Forces has announced.
Turkish artillery units and armored combat vehicles shelled some 33 ISIL targets, including gun emplacements and Katyusha rocket and mortar weapons, reportedly in preparation for an attack in northern Syria. Coalition warplanes also conducted two air operations against ISIL targets.
According to initial examinations, 23 ISIL militants were killed in the operations.
In addition, three buildings, one defense position and one anti-tank rocket were also destroyed.