Nine Turkey-backed rebels killed in clashes in Syria: Turkish military

US-led coalition warplanes killed three of the militants in air strikes, the military statement said.

By: Reuters | Ankara | Published:October 7, 2016 11:21 am
Turkey rebels syria, turkey syria, syria turkey, Syria rebels, Syria clashes, news, latest news, world news, Syria news, Turkey news, international news Turkish warplanes hit 18 targets in the region over the past 24 hours, destroying 15 buildings used by Islamic State fighters. (Syrian Central Military Media via AP)

Nine Turkey-backed Syrian rebels were killed and 32 were wounded on Thursday fighting in an operation to push Islamic State militants away from the Turkish border area in Syria, the Turkish military said on Friday.

Turkish warplanes hit 18 targets in the region over the past 24 hours, destroying 15 buildings used by Islamic State fighters, while US-led coalition warplanes killed three of the militants in air strikes, the military statement said.

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