Turkish army says 18 ISIL militants killed in clashes in Syria


Eighteen Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants were killed and 37 others were wounded in clashes and artillery fire on Monday, the Turkish military said in a statement on Tuesday.

The Turkish army also said its warplanes had destroyed four ISIL targets and that Russian aircraft hit terrorists in Dayr Kak, eight kilometers southwest of the ISIL-controlled town of al-Bab.

ISIL claimed responsibility for an attack that killed at least 39 people and wounded 69 others at an İstanbul nightclub in the early hours of New Year’s Day.

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