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Turkish army hits back after rocket fire from Syria, kills four IS group militants

Thursday 5 May 2016

Turkish artillery fired into Islamic State-held territory in Syria on Thursday, killing four militants, in retaliation for cross-border rockets that wounded three Turks, security sources and media said.

Two rockets fired by IS group from Syria landed in a residential area of the town of Kilis earlier in the day, its mayor, Hasan Kara, said. One person was slightly wounded.

Kilis, which stands on the Syrian border in southern Turkey, has been repeatedly targeted by IS group barrages which have killed 19 people since the start of the year.

The Turkish armed forces fired howitzers at two targets on the Syrian side, Dogan News Agency said, citing the military.

NATO member Turkey, which is part of the U.S.-led coalition fighting IS group, has routinely returned fire, destroying gun positions and killing 370 militants, the state-run Anadolu Agency said.

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