Turkish soldier killed in cross-border fire from ISIS territory in Syria

A masked Turkish police officers secures a road as police conduct a security operation in Diyarbakir, southeastern Turkey, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015. (Reuters)

A Turkish soldier was killed and another wounded on Tuesday by cross-border fire from territory held by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in neighboring Syria, a government official told Reuters.

The incident took place in the southeastern province of Kilis, abutting territory controlled by the militants for months.

Turkey in July stepped up its involvement in the fight against the group, launching air strikes and opening its air bases to the U.S.-led coalition.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:45 - GMT 06:45