More cross-border ISIL rockets hit Turkish city Kilis
KİLİSThree rockets fired from territory held by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria injured seven people in Turkey’s southern border province of Kilis early on May 1, according to local security sources.
One rocket landed in a yard in the Beşevler neighborhood and the other one hit a parking area near Cumhuriyet Street.
The seven injured people were taken to Kilis State Hospital.
Police have increased security measures in the region.
The Turkish army responded by firing howitzers at ISIL positions in Syria and nine militants were killed as a result, Anadolu Agency reported.
A bomb production factory belonging to ISIL was also hit and destroyed by drones belonging to the U.S-led coalition in the Azaz district of Syria’s Aleppo.
The MQ-1 modelled drone took off from the İncirlik Airbase in the southern province of Adana.
Two ISIL militants were killed as a result of the airstrike and many others were trapped in the building that was hit, according to Anadolu Agency.
Turkey has been hit by a series of rocket attacks by ISIL from Syria since mid-January. In the Kilis province alone, 18 people have been killed and 60 others have been wounded from such attacks in recent weeks.