Turkish, coalition forces hit Islamic State targets in Syria, kill 27: media

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Posted: May 16, 2016 1:24 AM

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish and U.S.-led coalition forces struck Islamic State targets north of the Syrian city of Aleppo, killing 27 militants, broadcaster CNN Turk and other media reported on Monday.

The reports did not say when the military action, which NTV said consisted of air strikes and shelling, occurred.

There have been a series of such strikes after the Turkish border town of Kilis, which lies just across the frontier from Islamic State-controlled territory in Syria, was regularly struck by rockets in recent weeks.

(Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by Paul Tait)