Turkish soldiers patrol near the border with Syria, ouside the village of Elbeyli, east of the town of Kilis, southeastern Turkey, Friday, July 24, 2015. m (AP Photo)
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In a major tactical shift, Turkish warplanes struck ISIS targets Friday across the border in Syria, Turkish officials announced -- a move that came a day after ISIS militants fired at a Turkish military outpost, killing a soldier.A Syrian rights group said the airstrikes killed nine ISIS fighters. On Friday, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said the airstrikes had "removed potential threats" to Turkey, hitting targets with "100 percent accuracy". He did not rule out further airstrikes, saying Turkey was determined to stave off all terror threats against it. The private Dogan news agency said as many as 35 ISIS militants were killed in one of the three targets. A government statement said the airstrikes were approved at a meeting Thursday after five ISIS militants fired from Syrian territory at the Turkish outpost, prompting Turkish retaliation that killed at least one ISIS militant.Earlier this week, a suicide bombing blamed on ISIS militants killed 32 people in Suruc, a Turkish town near the Syrian border.In the last six months, Turkish officials say, more than 500 people suspected of working with ISIS have been detained.
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