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Turkey strikes IS in Syria after attacks on border town

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 01:19

Residents of the southeastern Turkish town of Kilis are reeling from two days of Islamic State shelling that's reportedly wounded 21 people, although Ankara says it is striking back. Mana Rabiee reports.

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Another rocket attack on the Turkish border town of Kilis near Syria. The town is home to more than 100,000 Syrian refugees and is the frequent target of shelling by Islamic State militants, who control the territory just across border in Syria. After two days of these cross-border incidents, 21 people in Kills have reportedly been wounded. In Ankara, Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told his ruling AK party that the government is responding with counter attacks against IS targets in northern Syria. SOUNDBITE) (Turkish) TURKISH PRIME MINISTER, AHMET DAVUTOGLU, SAYING: "I wish a speedy recovery to our wounded and I express my sympathies to the people of Kilis. And I salute the people of Kilis from Ankara." But there's no end in sight to the fighting with Islamic State The militants recently released video saying they've recaptured their stronghold of al-Rai along the Turkish border from a coaltion of rebel groups. Turkey is an outspoken critic of Syrian president Assad but it's also a partner in the coalition efforts to topple IS. Ankara also supports some of the Syrian rebel fighters -- and so the town of Kilis, for now, has become a casualty of a conflict that's now in its sixth year.

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Turkey strikes IS in Syria after attacks on border town

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 01:19