Published On: Fri, Jul 24th, 2015

Turkish jets hit over 100 suspected Islamic State positions in Syria

Turkey has been hit by a wave of violence in the largely Kurdish southeast after a suspected Islamic State suicide bombing killed 32 people.

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Turkish fighter jets pounded Islamic State targets in Syria early on Friday, the prime minister’s office said, after Turkey said it would take any “necessary measures” to protect itself from Islamist and Kurdish militant attacks.

Police, backed by helicopters and special forces, also launched overnight raids on more than 100 suspected Islamic State and Kurdish militant locations in Istanbul, according to media reports. Some 5, 000 officers were deployed in the operation.

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REUTERS,   by Orhan Coskun and Ece Toksabay

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