Turkish soldier killed, 18 Islamic State fighters "neutralized" in Syria clash

October 5, 2016 09:09

One Turkish soldier was killed and three slightly wounded in a clash with Islamic State fighters in Syria in which 18 militants were "neutralized," the Turkish military said in a statement on Wednesday.

Separately, US-led coalition warplanes launched nine air strikes on Islamic State targets in northern Syria, "neutralizing" five militants, the statement said in a daily round up on a Turkish-backed military operation in Syria launched in August.

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