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Turkish military says 18 Islamic State militants killed in clashes in Syria
January 3, 2017 / 5:06 AM / a year ago

Turkish military says 18 Islamic State militants killed in clashes in Syria

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey’s military, backing Syrian rebels in a four-month-old operation against Islamic State militants in northern Syria, said on Tuesday that 18 of the jihadists had been killed and 37 wounded in clashes and artillery fire on Monday.

A rebel fighter stands near a Turkish tank as it fires towards Guzhe village, northern Aleppo countryside, Syria October 17, 2016. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi/File Photo

In a round-up of its operations over the past 24 hours, the army said its warplanes destroyed four Islamic State targets and Russian aircraft hit jihadists in Dayr Kak, 8 km (5 miles) southwest of the Islamic State-controlled town of al-Bab.

Reporting by Orhan Coskun; Editing by Daren Butler

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