Turkish shelling, coalition airstrikes kill five ISIL militants in Syria
ANKARA – Anadolu AgencyFive militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) were killed on June 13 in Syria in shelling by the Turkish army and air operations by the U.S.-led coalition.
Some 13 ISIL targets, which were reportedly preparing an attack on Turkey from Syria, were detected by target acquisition systems on the border. Turkish artillery units shelled the targets as coalition warplanes conducted two air operations on the region, security sources have said.
According to initial examinations, five ISIL militants were killed in shelling and air operations by the coalition warplanes.
In addition, two armed vehicles, eight buildings, three mortar shells and one defense position belonging to the jihadist group were also destroyed.