Turkish forces retaliate after suicide bomb attacks

Turkish forces retaliate after suicide bomb attacks

Turkish forces retaliate after suicide bomb attacks

Written by Tharushan Fernando

24 Jul, 2015 | 3:15 pm

Following the suspected ISIL affliated suicide bomb attacks in Suruc, Turkey has launched air-strikes in retaliation.

According to a statement by the Turkish Prime Ministers office, three F-16 fighter jets had bombed three ISIL targets from Diyarbakir airbase shortly before 4 a.m. local time on Friday. Accroding to the statement, four guided bombs targeted two headquarters and an assembly point.

Meanwhile, Turkish anti-terrorism has raided more than 1,000 suspected ISIL Kurdish and leftist armed group locations in Istanbul in an overnight operation on Friday.

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