Turkey strikes ‘IS’ targets in Syria

Turkey says its warplanes have carried out airstrikes against “Islamic State” targets across the border in Syria. Turkish police have also raided several locations in Istanbul in search of “IS” and Kurdish militants.

The airstrikes, carried out by Turkish F-16 fighter jets, struck three “Islamic State” (“IS”) targets close to Turkey’s border with Syria early on Friday, a statement from Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu’s office said.

An earlier report from state-run TRT television that said the attacks were launched by four planes that took off from Diyarbakir air base in southeastern Turkey.

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TRT said the airstrikes hit “IS” targets in the Syrian village of Havar, which is across the border from the Turkish town of Kilis. The planes did not violate Syrian airspace, according to TRT.
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