19 IS militants killed in Syria airstrikes

Ankara, June 28 (IANS) At least 19 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed in northern Syria in military operations by the Turkish army and the US-led anti-IS coalition, security sources said on Tuesday.

About 35 IS targets, including Katyusha rockets, mortars and other weapon positions, were destroyed on Monday in the airstrikes and shellings, Xinhua news agency cited the sources as saying.

Turkey is set to install new air defence systems in its southeastern province of Kilis, as rocket attacks from the IS-held regions across the border in northern Syria have killed over 21 persons in the province this year.

–IANS

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