At least 19 ISIL militants killed in Turkish, coalition airstrikes
ANKARA – Doğan News AgencyAt least 19 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants were killed on June 27 in shelling by the Turkish military and air operations conducted by the U.S.-led coalition forces.
Turkish artillery units, along with multiple rocket launches, shelled a total of 35 ISIL targets, including gun emplacements and Katyusha missiles, in northern Syria as the group was reportedly preparing to attack Turkey.
In addition, coalition warplanes also conducted nine air operations on targets in the region.
According to initial examinations, at least 19 ISIL militants were killed while two defense positions and one armed vehicle were also destroyed.
Meanwhile, two shells fired from Syria hit a rural area in the Topraktutan area of the Yayladağı district of the southern province of Hatay late on June 27. No casualties were reported after the hits, while the source of the fire has not been identified.
Seven PKK targets destroyed in Kandil
Meanwhile, Turkish warplanes conducted an air operation against outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) targets in the Kandil region of northern Iraq on June 27.
According to initial examinations, seven PKK targets, including sanctuaries used by the militants, were destroyed in air operations conducted between 1:04 p.m. and 3:06 p.m.