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Turkish warplanes struck Islamic State group targets

Turkey’s state-run television says Turkish warplanes have struck Islamic State group targets across the border in Syria. The Turkish government has confirmed its warplanes struck IS targets near border in Syria. TRT television says four jets took off from Diyarbakir air base in southeast Turkey and used missiles to hit the IS targets in the Syrian village of Havar.

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2013, file photo, a U.S. Air Force plane takes off from the Incirlik airbase, in southern Turkey. Turkey has agreed to let the U.S. military use the key air base near the border with Syria to launch airstrikes against the Islamic State, senior Obama administration officials said July 23, 2015, giving a boost to the U.S.-led coalition amid a surge of violence in Turkey blamed on IS-linked militants.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)

Havar is across the border from the Turkish border province of Kilis. TRT said the planes did not violate Syrian airspace. The report comes a day after IS militants fired from Syrian territory at a Turkish military outpost, killing one soldier and prompting Turkish retaliation that killed at least one ISIS militant.


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