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Turkish army howitzers have destroyed 17 «Islamic State» targets in northern Syria

Turkish army howitzers have destroyed 17 «Islamic State» (Daesh) targets in northern Syria, military sources said early Wednesday. That reported by

Speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak with the media, the sources said the Daesh targets had been preparing to launch missile rockets to Turkey.

The sources added that a total of 10 terrorists were “neutralized” and that weapons depots and shelters were among the 17 targets, and were covered with fire by an air operation from anti-Daesh coalition forces as well.


Turkey has been under indiscriminate rocket attacks from neighboring Syria since mid-January. In the Kilis province alone, the local governor has confirmed that a total of 20 people have been killed and almost 70 others wounded by rockets which fell inside Turkish territory.

On a separate note, the Turkish army early Wednesday destroyed two targets in northern Iraq that belonged to the terrorist group PKK.

According to a Turkish General Staff statement, the two targets were destroyed along with terrorists in it Tuesday afternoon in the Avasin and Bazian regions.

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