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18 April 2014, Friday
 
 
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Turkey, Syria trade artillery fire for 5th day

ANOTHER MORTAR SHELL FROM SYRIA STRUCK TURKISH TERRITORY ON SUNDAY, PROMPTING A FIFTH STRAIGHT DAY OF RETALIATORY ARTILLERY FIRE BY THE TURKISH MILITARY. (PHOTO: TODAYS'S ZAMAN)
7 October 2012, Sunday /TODAYSZAMAN.COM
Another mortar shell from Syria struck Turkish territory on Sunday, prompting a fifth straight day of retaliatory artillery fire by the Turkish military.

An Associated Press video journalist said Turkish artillery fired toward Syria minutes after a Syrian shell landed on Turkish territory.

The Syrian shell landed some 200 meters (200 yards) inside Turkey, near the border town of Akçakale. A short time later, at least six mortars could be heard fired from Turkey. It was the fifth day in a row that Turkey returned fire.

Abdulhakim Ayhan, the mayor of Akçakale, confirmed that Turkish artillery immediately returned fire.  

There were no immediate reports of casualties in the latest incident.

In the latest blow to the already strained ties between the two neighbors, Syria fired mortar shells into a residential district of the southeastern Turkish town of Akçakale on Wednesday, killing a woman and four children from the same family and wounding at least 13 people. In response, Turkey attacked targets inside Syria. The incident represents the most serious cross-border escalation of the 18-month uprising in Syria.

 

 
 
COMMENTS
what is going on/ is the hand held benoculars better than on bord servalance and radar systems?? i understand thet they are in a bunker but still???
turkic voice
Well the Turkish government has been threatening to invade Syria in support of the Western proxy forces for months. So the world will now see if Syria actually posses weapons of mass destruction. And if the missiles carrying the gas and biological warheads can actually hit Ankara and its environs. ...
Babeouf
According to the latest news from AL Jazeera A close aid of Assad who recently defected,said that Assad has made plans to leave,before he goes he wants to drag Turkey into a sectarian war,he ordered the cross border motar fire.Russia,s president Putin has readed 300 partments for the Assad family.As...
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