Turkish military says 31 Islamic State militants killed in northern Syria

It said in a statement that 14 of the jihadists had been killed as they attempted to enter the villages of Akhtarin and Turkmen Bareh, which are under the control of Turkey-backed rebels.

By: Reuters | Ankara | Published:October 9, 2016 12:28 pm
Islamic State, Syria, Syria air strike, Syria Islamic State, Syria Turkey, Turkey Syria, news, latest news, world news, international news, Syria news, Turkey newsIslamic State, Syria, Syria air strike, Syria Islamic State, Syria Turkey, Turkey Syria, news, latest news, world news, international news, Syria news, Turkey news Another 17 Islamic State fighters were killed in air strikes by coalition warplanes in the same areas, the military said. (Syrian Central Military Media via AP)

Thirty one Islamic State militants have been killed in clashes and US-led coalition air strikes in northern Syria over the last 24 hours, the Turkish military said on Sunday, marking an escalation in violence in the area.

It said in a statement that 14 of the jihadists had been killed as they attempted to enter the villages of Akhtarin and Turkmen Bareh, which are under the control of Turkey-backed rebels.

Another 17 Islamic State fighters were killed in air strikes by coalition warplanes in the same areas, the military said.

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