Turkish warplanes carry out operation against ISIL targets in Syria
ISTANBULTurkish warplanes carried out air strikes against Islamic State Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) targets in the city of al-Bab in Aleppo province in northern Syria early on Nov. 25, the Turkish Armed Forces has announced.
The strike comes after five Turkish soldiers were killed in the area over the past two days.
The warplanes destroyed a number of buildings belonging to ISIL, according to the military statement, adding that they returned to their bases after successfully completing their missions.
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım vowed on Nov. 24 that Turkey would retaliate after three of its soldiers were killed in what the military said was a suspected Syrian air strike.
Another soldier was later killed in clashes with ISIL, the military said earlier on Nov. 25.