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Turkey shells IS positions in Syria

Turkey’s state-run news agency says Turkish artillery has shelled Islamic State militants’ positions in Syria.

The Anadolu Agency says that artillery units fired at IS headquarters, gun positions and vehicle-mounted rocket-launchers north of Aleppo. It said the attack took place on Sunday and some 40 IS positions were targeted.

Turkey is part of the US-led anti-IS coalition, but had been mostly focusing its attacks on Kurdish rebels inside Turkey or in northern Iraq.

Turkish artillery have also been hitting positions of a Syrian Kurdish militia group in recent weeks, claiming to be responding to provocations by the US-backed group. Turkey considers the Syrian Kurdish militia to be terrorists because of their affiliation to Turkey’s own Kurdish rebels.

– AP

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