Turkish artillery hits ISIL positions after another rocket attack
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
AA photoTurkish artillery units shelled Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) positions in northern Syria on May 31, after another rocket attack by the jihadist group targeting the southeastern border province of Kilis.
Two Katyusha rockets fired from ISIL-controlled territory in northern Syria hit an empty field at the Yüksektepe Border Post. No casualties were reported in the attack.
Turkish artillery units retaliated to the attack by shelling spotted ISIL positions.
According to initial findings, two Katyusha missile launchers were destroyed in the shellings.
Kilis has recently been hit by rocket attacks from the jihadist group again following nearly a month without attacks. Three Katyusha rocket fired from the ISIL-controlled Bab region in northern Syria injured five locals on May 27.
Another two Katyusha rockets were fired from the same territory on May 28 and hit an empty field and the yard of a lodgment in the Oğuzeli district of the southeastern province of Gaziantep.
The Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) said in a statement on May 30 that they and U.S.-led coalition planes killed a total of 144 ISIL militants in Syria in separate strikes on May 27 and May 28.
Rocket attacks have claimed the lives of 21 people, including eight Syrians, in Kilis since January.