First Turkish air strike against ISIS in Syria, mass detentions

Three Turkish Air Force F-16s struck three Islamic State targets inside Syria Thursday night, their first cross-border air strike in Syria. It followed a firefight during the day between an ISIS group approaching the border and a Turkish border unit. One soldier was killed and two others wounded. Turkey’s first response was artillery fire against ISIS positions across the border. Monday, a suicide bomber killed at least 31 people in the southern Turkish town of Suruc on the Syrian border. This week, Ankara approved US air strikes against ISIS in Iraq and Syria from the southern Turkish base of Incirlik.
In Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir and Saniurta province near the Syrian border, Turkish police Friday detained more than 250 suspected members of ISIS and the outlawed Kurdish PKK, which is accused of collaborating with the Islamists.

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