Airstrikes Kill 18 ISIS Fighters in Syria in 24 Hours, Turkey Claims

Turkish military vehicles in Syria
Turkish military vehicles drive in al-Rai town, northern Aleppo province, Syria, December 27, 2016. The Turkish military has reported killed 18 ISIS fighters and wounding 37 more in Syria in 24 hours. Khalil Ashawi/REUTERS

Turkey's military, backing Syrian rebels in a four-month-old operation against the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) in northern Syria, said Tuesday that 18 jihadists had been killed and 37 wounded in clashes and artillery fire Monday.

In a round-up of its operations over the past 24 hours, the army said its warplanes destroyed four ISIS targets and Russian aircraft hit jihadists in Dayr Kak, 5 miles southwest of the ISIS-controlled town of al-Bab.

ISIS claimed responsibility Monday for the New Year attack at a popular Istanbul nightclub that killed 39 people.