02:27 GMT20 September 2020
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    At least 21 people were killed in the Turkish city of Kilis near the border with Syria in recent weeks as a result of rocket attacks, carried out Daesh from the Syrian territory under jihadists'control, Turkey's presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said Wednesday.

    ANKARA (Sputnik) — According to Kalin, shelling of Kilis "proves Turkey's rightfulness," while insisting to establish a security area in northern Syria.

    "A total of 21 Turkish and Syrian citizens were killed in Kilis [in recent weeks]. We are developing two sets of reciprocal actions. First of all, we are negotiating with the [international] coalition partners, including the United States… Over the last seven-ten days, the coalition and Turkey's forces have destroyed IS militants' missile systems… Due to these measures Kilis has been in a lull in recent days. We will continue to do so," Kalin said at a briefing, adding that the second package of measures envisaged providing Kilis residents with assistance.

    Kilis is hosting a large number of Syrian refugees, and the city has seen a lot of shelling from the Syrian territory this year, which is partly controlled by the IS terrorist group, outlawed in Russia and the United States among others.

    The infamous group has seized large areas in Syria and Iraq and declared a caliphate on territories under its control.

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