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The Turkish military hit 18 Islamic State targets in the strategic town of Al-Bab in northern Syria on Sunday (February 19), the military said on Monday.
It said 16 buildings, a weaponry depot and a car carrying weapons were destroyed in the air strikes.
Last week, Turkey's military said it was close to taking Syria's al-Bab from Islamic State, but a war monitor said the jihadists still controlled 90 percent of the town and that shelling and air strikes had killed dozens of civilians in recent days.
Al-Bab, an Islamic State stronghold 30 km (20 miles) from the Turkish border, has been a prime target since Turkey launched an incursion last August to push the jihadists from its frontier and prevent gains by a Kurdish militia also fighting them.