Ban Ki-mon warns Turkey-Syria border tension risks

Ban described the tension along the border as "extremely dangerous," saying that it could have "grave consequences" during a speech at an international conference .

Ban Ki-mon warns Turkey-Syria border tension risks

World Bulletin / News Desk 

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon warned on Monday tension along Turkish-Syrian border risked escalation of wider armed conflict in the region as Turkish retaliated Sunday for the fifth consecutive day after several errant Syrian shells landed on Turkish soil.

Ban described the tension along the border as "extremely dangerous," saying that it could have "grave consequences" during a speech at an international conference on democracy.

On Sunday, an artillery round fired from Syria landed on the buffer zone at Turkish-Syrian border, causing damage to a storage facility of Turkey's grain authority near the town of Akcakale, but no one was hurt.

Turkey was quick to respond, firing several artillery shells into Syria, Akcakale mayor said.

Assad's forces have been shelling the town of Tal Abyad, just across from Akcakale, which is controlled by Syrian rebels.

 

 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 08 Ekim 2012, 14:57
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