Turkey’s Airstrikes Kill Over 30 ISIL Militants in Syria

© AP Photo / Vadim GhirdaA Turkish fighter jet flies above the Incirlik airbase, southern Turkey.
A Turkish fighter jet flies above the Incirlik airbase, southern Turkey. - Sputnik International
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The Turkish army killed 35 Islamic State terrorists in airstrikes carried out against the group’s positions in Syria, Turkish DHA news agency reported Friday, citing a military source.

ANKARA (Sputnik) — According to the source, the Turkish Air Force launched three airstrikes against ISIL locations in Syria earlier in the day. The bombs destroyed two command centers and a meeting-point used by the militants.

The operation marks the first time that Turkey has carried out airstrikes against ISIL on Syrian territory.

A US Air Force plane takes off from the Incirlik airbase, southern Turkey, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013. - Sputnik International
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Earlier in the day, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu held an emergency meeting on national security in Ankara.

The meeting comes after a suicide bombing attack, on July 20, in the Turkish city of Suruc near the Syrian border, which claimed lives of 32 people and injured more than 100.

Turkey shares a 550-mile border with war-torn Syria, where the ISIL jihadist group has seized vast territories over the past three years. ISIL was reportedly responsible for the Suruc bombing.

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