Turkish shelling kills 55 Daesh rebels in Syria

Turkish shelling kills 55 Daesh rebels in Syria
In this picture taken from the Turkish-Syrian border region near Kilis on Saturday, smoke rises as Islamic State group (IS) targets are bombed on the Syrian side of the border. (AFP)
Updated 08 May 2016

Turkish shelling kills 55 Daesh rebels in Syria

Turkish shelling kills 55 Daesh rebels in Syria

ANKARA: Turkish shelling killed 55 Daesh insurgents in northern Syria on Saturday evening, military sources said, in retaliation for weeks of rocket attacks on a Turkish border town.
Artillery fire hit the regions of Suran and Tal El Hisn north of Aleppo, as well as Baragidah and Kusakcik, taking out three rocket installations and three vehicles in addition to the killings of the militants, the sources said on Sunday.
Earlier on Saturday, US-led coalition air strikes in Syria killed 48 Daesh militants, according to a report from state-run Anadolu Agency.
The Turkish border town of Kilis which lies just across the frontier from Daesh-controlled territory of Syria, has been regularly struck by rockets in recent weeks.
Kilis is about 60 km north of Aleppo, Syria’s embattled, biggest city and the biggest strategic prize in a more than five-year-old civil war.