Turkey says 104 ISIS militants killed in strikes

The border town of Kilis and surrounding area has been hit frequently by rocket fire from ISIS-controlled Syrian territory in recent months, killing civilians. (File photo: AP)

Turkey's state-run news agency says US-led coalition airstrikes and Turkish artillery fire against ISIS in Syria have killed 104 militants.

Anadolu Agency says on Saturday said the strikes came late Friday, hours after rockets fired from Syria hit a southern Turkish town and wounded five people.

It said the airstrikes and artillery fire also destroyed 7 buildings used as ISIS headquarters. The claim could not be independently verified, and Turkey has not explained how it can count casualties in Syria.

Cross-border fire from Syria has claimed 21 lives and wounded dozens of others in the border town of Kilis this year.

Authorities blame the attacks on ISIS which has a presence in northern Syria. Turkey typically responds by shelling ISIS positions.
 

SHOW MORE
Last Update: 06:49 KSA 09:49 - GMT 06:49
Top