18 ISIL militants killed in Turkish shelling, coalition airstrikes in Syria
DHA photoA total of 18 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants were killed in Syria on June 9 in shelling by Turkish artillery units and air operations conducted by the U.S.-led coalition, the General Staff has announced.
Turkish artillery units destroyed 14 ISIL targets that were allegedly preparing to stage attacks with a barrage of 61 shells. According to initial examinations, 18 ISIL militants were killed in the shelling and coalition air strikes.
Two armed vehicles, one gun emplacement and one defense building belonging to the jihadist group were also destroyed in the shelling.
In addition, opposition forces retook eight villages from the jihadist group, while the Marea-Azaz corridor was reopened due to the shelling and air strikes.