Turkish force kills 104 Islamic militants in Syria

| Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 09:43
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At least 104 IS militants were killed in retaliation | Photo: IANS

Ankara: Turkish military killed 104 Islamic State (IS) militants as it struck the IS positions in northern Syria, authorities said on Saturday.

The attack was launched on Friday after six rockets fired by IS targeted Turkish border province of Kilis and two military posts, injuring five people, Xinhua news agency reported.

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According to a statement, 104 IS militants were killed in retaliation, while four multiple rocket launchers, one howitzer, one mortar position and seven buildings used as headquarters by the IS were destroyed.

"Starting from five minutes after the attack, the IS positions have been hit multiple times, including 11 sorties by (US-led anti-IS) coalition jets," the statement read.

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