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Turkish air strikes kill 20 Islamic State fighters in Syria

A Turkish soldier waves as he drives to his base in Karkamis on the Turkish-Syrian border in Turkey on August 27. Photograph: (Reuters)

WION Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey Sep 11, 2016, 11.31 AM (IST)

Twenty Islamic State militants were killed in Turkish air strikes in northern Syria on Saturday, the Turkish military said.

Three buildings, one vehicle and a motorbike were targeted in the town of Tel el-Hawa as part of the attack.

‘Operation Euphrates Shield’, a Turkish incursion into Syria against the IS and Kurdish militia fighters was launched more than two weeks ago. The operation would “continue decisively”, local broadcaster NTV reported.

(WION with inputs from agencies)

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