Fifty-six Islamic State militants were killed by Turkey-backed forces around the Syrian town of al-Bab and by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes in the latest operations on Wednesday, the Turkish military said on Thursday.
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Turkish artillery fire also hit 104 ISIS targets, including buildings and bombed vehicles, the army said in a statement, reiterating it had largely established control in the residential areas of al-Bab.
The ISIS stronghold, 30 km (20 miles) from the Turkish border, has been a prime target since Turkey launched an incursion with Syrian rebels last August to push the jihadists from its frontier and prevent gains by a Kurdish militia.
Turkey's army said 11 of the jihadists were killed in airstrikes by coalition forces, while the rest were killed in artillery fire and clashes during operations in al-Bab.