Turkey ‘shells Islamic State positions’ in Syria

Turkish armed forces shelled positions of the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria in coordination with the US-led international anti-jihadist coalition, local media reported on Monday, APA reports quoting AFP.

Turkish artillery fired 50 to 60 shells from howitzers positioned in its southern Kilis region against IS targets in the north of Syria’s Aleppo province, the private Dogan news agency reported.

A fragile ceasefire has taken effect in Syria, but jihadists are excluded from it.

It was the first attack in several weeks since Turkey, a member of the international coalition against the IS group, stuck jihadist positions in Syria.

Turkish artillery have fired on IS targets in Syria and in Iraq after a deadly suicide attack in Istanbul’s tourist hub of Sultanahmet in January.


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