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



One Turkish soldier was killed and three slightly wounded in a clash with Islamic State fighters in Syria in which 18 militants were "neutralised", the Turkish military said in a statement on Wednesday.
Separately, U.S.-led coalition warplanes launched nine air strikes on Islamic State targets in northern Syria, "neutralising" five militants, the statement said in a daily round up on a Turkish-backed military operation in Syria launched in August.
(Reporting by Orhan Coskun; Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by Andrew Heavens)
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5 October 2016 in World News, Views: 35
Source: Reuters
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