Turkey, coalition planes hit ISIL targets in Syria

Turkey, coalition planes hit ISIL targets in Syria

Turkey, coalition planes hit ISIL targets in Syria The Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) and U.S.-led coalition planes have hit Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) targets in Syria, Anadolu Agency reported on May 29.

Some 40 militants were killed and four Katyusha rocket firing positions, four vehicles, two armored personnel carriers and two ammunition depots were destroyed in the operations. 

The targets were determined by the TSK after two rockets fired from Syria hit the Oğuzeli district of the southeastern province of Gaziantep around 10:45 a.m. on May 28. 

The Turkish army fired howitzers from across the border at the ISIL targets, while coalition planes carried out three airstrikes. 

The Turkish military also hit ISIL positions in northern Syria after rockets fired by ISIL hit Turkey, the General Staff said in a statement on May 28.

Five people were injured on May 27 when rockets fired from ISIL-controlled territory in northern Syria hit the border province of Kilis, 20 days after the last such attack by the jihadist group targeting the province.

According to the statement, 104 ISIL militants were killed in the retaliation, while four rocket launchers, one howitzer, one mortar position and seven buildings used as headquarters by ISIL were destroyed.

Rocket attacks from the ISIL-controlled Bab region have claimed the lives of 21 people, including eight Syrians, in Kilis since January.