Turkish artillery shells missile launchers, kills 11 ISIL militants
ANKARA – Doğan News Agency
DHA photoTwo missile launchers belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) jihadist group were destroyed in an artillery strike on April 26 that reportedly killed 11 ISIL militants, marking the second such initiative by the Turkish Army in the past two days.
Reconnaissance vehicles spotted two missile launchers ready for attack in Duwaibik, 12 kilometers from the border and 26 kilometers from the center of the southeastern province of Kilis.
Turkish artillery units in the border destroyed the launchers while 11 ISIL militants were also killed in the shelling.
Meanwhile, a three-story building next to the launchers was also destroyed.
The whereabouts of the ISIL militants inside the building was unclear.
Turkish artillery units destroyed a missile launcher belonging to the jihadist group in a region north of Aleppo on April 25, killing eight ISIL militants.
Katyusha rockets fired from ISIL region in northern Syria into Kilis have claimed 17 lives since January with a fresh attack on April 24 killing two people.