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    Ankara will take further military action in response to shelling of Turkish border town of Kilis from the Syrian territory, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmush said Monday.

    ANKARA (Sputnik) — For months, Kilis has been subjected to shelling from the territories in Syria that are occupied by the Daesh militant group. The rocket attacks have intensified recently and the Turkish troops deployed in the vicinity and within the southern town have retaliated by shelling positions across the border.

    "Additional measures of military nature will be taken, while the damage suffered by craftsmen and merchants of Kilis will be compensated in the framework of economic aid," Kurtulmush said at a press briefing in Ankara.

    Earlier in the day, local media reported that the Turkish Armed Forces sent additional armored vehicles to Kilis.

    Daesh is a terrorist group outlawed in the United States and Russia among other states. The group has seized large areas in Syria and Iraq and declared a caliphate on the territories under its control, as well as trying to spread its influence to the neighboring territories.

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