'Partial improvement' in Turkish border town targeted by Islamic State: spokesman

Reuters News
Posted: May 18, 2016 7:16 AM

ANKARA (Reuters) - The security situation in the Turkish border town of Kilis has improved partially, presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on Wednesday, after months of rocket fire from Syria killed 21 people there so far this year.

Islamic State has repeatedly targeted Kilis, which hosts a large Syrian refugee population, since January, but no attacks have been reported in recent weeks.

Kalin was speaking at a news conference.

(Reporting by Tulay Karadeniz and Humeyra Pamuk; Writing by Ayla Jean Yackley; Editing by Daren Butler)