Turkish artillery ‘kills 200 Isis militants’ in revenge for Blue Mosque bombing


Source: Independent

Turkey claims to have killed nearly 200 Isis fighters in a series of retaliatory attacks after the deadly suicide bombing in Istanbul.

While there was no immediate claim of responsibility in the aftermath of the bombing which killed 10 tourists, the authorities say the bomber has been identified as a Syrian man born in 1988 with known links to the so-called “Islamic State”.

On Thursday, the Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said the military had used tanks and artillery fire to target 500 Isis positions along the border with Turkey and near a Turkish camp in Syria and Iraq.

He said close to 200 extremists were “rendered ineffective” – the phrase used by the Turkish government to mean killed – in the 48 hours since the terror attack.

He said the Turkish army had begun launching revenge strikes as soon as Isis was deemed responsible for the “heinous” bombing of one of Istanbul’s main tourist attractions, though the suggestion that so many Isis fighters were killed was met with some scepticism from analysts.

“Turkey will continue to punish with even greater force any threat that is directed against Turkey or its guests,” Mr Davutoglu said. “We will press ahead with our determined struggle until the Daesh (Isis) terrorist organisation leaves Turkey’s borders … and until it loses its ability to continue with its acts that soil our sacred religion, Islam.”

Five people in all have been detained in connection with the Istanbul bombing, while hundreds gathered at the site of the attack on Thursday to lay flowers and hold a moment’s silence.

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  1. Even Turkey can kill 10.000 ISIS, will not make Turkey strong and better life for its people. Because?

    Turkey has already ignore some of Allah’s laws. Like how to become a good neighbor. What we see today, Turkey hates Syria, Rusia, Iran, and Iraq.

    Whereas prophet and Allah has warned His people;

    The Prophet Mohammad,(pbuh) said: “None of you has faith until you love for your neighbour what you love for yourself.”

    These Golden Rules are found in Christianity, Judaism, and other religions

    2.Galatian 5:14. The entire law is summed up in a single command: “Love your neighbor as yourself. If you keep on biting and devouring each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.

    John 2:10-11. Whoever loves his brother lives in the light, and there is nothing in him to make him stumble. But whoever hates his brother is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness; he does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded him.

    These are the messages we must give the next generation.(our children and grandchildren)

    So, the result of ignoring some Allah’s laws make people life harder and killing each other, very sad and embarrassing too.

    May Allah guide us to practice His laws correctly amen

    Was salam
    All love

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