Turkey strikes ISIS targets in Syria, Iraq in retaliation for Istanbul bombing
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Thursday afternoon that his country's army attacked ISIS targets in Syria and Iraq, and killed about 200 ISIS fighters, in retaliation for the suicide bombing in Istanbul on Tuesday. The targets were in Bashiqa in northern Iraq and Marea in Syria, about 20 kilometers from the Turkish border.
"After the heinous attack in Istanbul, our armed forces hit in the last 48 hours some 500 positions of Daesh in Syria and Iraq with artillery and tank fire," the prime minister said, using the Arabic acronym for ISIS. He added that the attacks on terror targets would continue. Ten people, mostly German tourists, were killed in the suicide bombing.