28-11-2020 03:54 AM Jerusalem Timing

Turkish Shelling Kills 28 ISIL Fighters North of Aleppo: TV

Turkish Shelling Kills 28 ISIL Fighters North of Aleppo: TV

Turkey’s military killed at least 28 ISIL fighters in shelling north of the Syrian city of Aleppo on Sunday in retaliation for the latest attacks against a Turkish border town

Turkey's military killed at least 28 ISIL fighters in shelling north of the Syrian city of Aleppo on Sunday in retaliation for the latest attacks against a Turkish border town, broadcaster CNN Turk said, citing a military statement.

Turkish soldiersThe attack hit 58 ISIL targets with artillery and rocket launchers, CNN Turk said on Monday.

The pro-government Sabah newspaper reported five people were injured on Friday when rockets fired from ISIL-controlled territory in northern Syria hit the Turkish border province of Kilis, which is about 60 kilometres (37 miles) north of Aleppo.

Kilis has been hit by rockets from ISIL-controlled territory more than 70 times since January, killing 21 people including children, in what security officials say has gone from accidental spillover to deliberate targeting.

ISIL terrorists captured territory from Syrian militants in an area near the Turkish border on Friday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.

The advance also brought them closer to Azaz, a town 6 km (4 miles) from the Turkish border. Militant groups battling ISIL in the area have been supplied with weapons via Turkey.