Istanbul, July 24 () - Turkey carried out airstrikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) targets in Syria for 13 minutes early July 24, destroying two ISIL headquarters and one rallying point with guided missiles.
Three Turkish F-16 fighter jets took off from the Diyarbakır 8th Main Jet Base at 3:12 a.m. and hit two ISIL headquarters and one rallying point inside Syria with guided missiles from 3:40 a.m. to 3:53 a.m., Turkish Prime Minister's Office said in a statement.
The operation was named after Yalçın Nane, a non-commissioned military officer who was killed during Turkish army's first gunfight with ISIL on the border in the province of Kilis on July 23.
ISIL targets were located near the Havar village of Syria, which is across Turkey's Kilis on the border. The Turkish jets launched their missiles from Turkey, without entering the Syrian airspace, according to the statement.
- General view of Syrian side