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Turkish airstrikes kill 41 ISIL militants in Syria - military

It comes as Syrian rebels, backed by Turkish forces attempt to re-take al-Bab from the jihadist group.

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Turkish airstrikes kill 41 ISIL militants in Syria - military

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Turkish warplanes target so-called Islamic State positions in northern Syria.

Military sources claim that 41 ISIL fighters were killed in 10 airstrikes on Thursday.

It comes as Syrian rebels, backed by Turkish forces attempt to re-take al-Bab from the jihadist group. Now into it’s fourth month, Operation Euphrates Shield is pushing ISIL away from the Turkish border area.

The battle has been slowed to avoid civilian casualties, Turkey’s defence minister said last week.

A video published by the extremists’ news agency on Thursday purports to show ISIL fighters clashing with Turkish troops in a village to the north-east of Al-Bab.