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Turkey says kills 4 IS militants in northern Syria

Editor: Zhang Pengfei 丨Xinhua

05-05-2016 17:07 BJT

ANKARA, May 5 (Xinhua) -- Four Islamic State (IS) militants were killed Thursday when Turkey bombed an IS-controlled area in neighboring Syria in retaliation for rocket fire that hit its southern province of Kilis, the Turkish military said.

The rockets injured two people, including one police officer, in Kilis, private Dogan News Agency reported.

In recent weeks, Kilis has been repeatedly hit by rocket fire from areas under the control of IS militants inside Syria.

The Turkish military has destroyed a total of 2,144 IS positions in northern Syria and killed 807 militants, the army said in a separate statement on Thursday.

Since mid-January, rockets fired from inside Syria have killed 20 people, including seven Syrians refugees, and injured 66 others, including 17 Syrians, in Kilis, the Turkish military said.

While Ankara said it is battling the IS as part of a U.S.-led coalition, the extremist group also orchestrated a number of suicide bombings in Ankara, Istanbul and other provinces, killing hundreds and maiming many more.

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