Turkey Attacks Islamic State Targets in Syria, Iraq in Response to Istanbul Bombing

(Reuters) Ercan Gurses - Turkish tanks and artillery have bombarded Islamic State positions in Syria and Iraq over the past 48 hours, killing almost 200 of its fighters in retaliation for a suicide bombing in Istanbul, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Thursday. An Islamic State suicide bomber, who entered Turkey as a Syrian refugee, blew himself up among groups of tourists in Istanbul on Tuesday, killing 10 Germans. A double bombing in Ankara in October by the radical Sunni militant group killed 100 people.

2016-01-15 00:00:00

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