Turkey Shells ISIS Targets in Northern Syria

Turkish artillery destroyed at least 17 Islamic State (ISIS) targets in northern Syria on Wednesday while the extremists were preparing to launch missile rockets on the Turkish army.

At least 10 militants were killed during the operation while 17 ISIS targets were destroyed including the group’s weapons depots and shelters, Turkey’s official Anadolu Agency news reported on Wednesday, citing military sources speaking on the condition of anonymity.

ISIS has frequently fired rocket shells on Turkey since January, causing dozens of deaths and wounding nearly 100 people.

Last month, Turkish and coalition forces bombed Islamic State positions and killed an estimated 40 militants in northern Syria in response to a series of cross-border rocket attacks into Turkey by the militants.

The airstrikes also took out four Katyusha rocket launchers, two ammunition depots and many armored vehicles belonging to ISIS.