Six ISIL militants killed after rocket projectiles hit Turkey’s Kilis: Army
AA photoSix militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) were killed in shelling done by the Turkish Army on May 3 after two more rocket projectiles hit the border province of Kilis.
Turkish artillery units responded to the attack by shelling ISIL positions and firing multiple rocket launchers after unmanned aerial vehicles spotted where the rockets were fired: the Bab region of Syria, which ISIL currently controls.
Six ISIL militants were killed and two Katyusha rocket positions were destroyed, according to the army.
One person was wounded in the latest rocket attack from the ISIL-controlled region early on May 3, less than a day after a similar incident killed one and wounded two in the province.
Two Katyusha rocket projectiles hit the border province around 9:40 p.m. One of the projectiles hit a house, starting a fire while the other exploded on an empty field.
A 71-year-old woman on the street, Senem Seyrekoğlu, was wounded as a result of the explosion.
Seyrekoğlu was taken to hospital and reported to be in good condition.
In the previous incident, an 18-year-old Syrian origin was killed and three were wounded after ISIL militants fired two Katyusha rockets at Kilis on May 2.
Meanwhile, military sources said that a total of 50 ISIL militants were killed and many were wounded in their shelling as the Turkish military in the borderline responded to the May 2 attacks within the rules of engagement.
A total of 20 people have been killed and another 70 wounded in the rocket attacks targeting the border province by the jihadist group since January.