27 suspected IS terrorists killed in Syria

The operation killed 27 suspected terrorists, and destroyed five defense positions and two weapon stores.

IANS| Updated: May 17, 2016, 04:09 AM IST

Ankara: Shelling by the Turkish armed forces and airstrikes from US-led international coalition aircraft killed 27 suspected Islamic State (IS) terrorists in Syria.

After identifying and locating targets of IS terrorists north of Aleppo, the Turkish army launched on Sunday night several raids by mortars and rocket launchers from the border, Efe news agency quoted Turkish NTV as saying on Monday.

At the same time, the US-led international coalition initiated three airstrikes in the same area.

According to Turkish military sources quoted by NTV, the operation killed 27 suspected terrorists, and destroyed five defense positions and two weapon stores.