Report: US, Turkish Strikes Kill 104 ISIS in North Syria

Seven ISIS Headquarters Also Destroyed in Attacks

by Jason Ditz, May 29, 2016

In a report that came out of the Turkish state media, at least 104 ISIS fighters were killed on Friday night in a flurry of US airstrikes and Turkish artillery fire against ISIS targets in northernmost Syria.

Details are scant, and there has been no independent confirmation beyond the Turkish claim, but they also reported at least seven buildings were destroyed in attacks, all of which were described as ISIS “headquarters.”

The Turkish report also said that some rockets fired from ISIS-held territory late Friday had hit a southern Turkish town, and wounded five people. Several such incidents have happened in recent months, and Turkey has been striking targets in Syria in retaliation recently.

Turkey also tends to claim massive ISIS death tolls in such retaliatory strikes, and rejects the inevitable follow-on reports of civilian casualties. The toll will almost certainly be disputed when factions within Syria offer their own assessments.

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