Turkey says jets strike IS targets in Syria

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Posted: Jul 24, 2015 12:10 AM

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's government has confirmed that Turkish warplanes have struck Islamic state group targets across the border in Syria.

A government statement says three F-16 jets took off from Diyarbakir airbase in southeast Turkey early on Friday and used smart bombs to hit three IS targets across the Turkish border province of Kilis.

It said the decision for the operation was taken at a security meeting on Thursday, held after IS militants fired from Syrian territory at a Turkish military outpost, killing a soldier.

State-run TRT television said the Turkish planes had not violated Syrian airspace.