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.
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.