Turkey says 104 IS group militants killed in air and land strikes

AP , Saturday 28 May 2016

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Turkey's state-run news agency says U.S.-led coalition airstrikes and Turkish artillery fire against the Islamic State group 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 IS group 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 IS group which has a presence in northern Syria. Turkey typically responds by shelling IS group positions.

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