Turkish military carries out retaliatory strike after Syria shelling

Turkey's military fired an artillery round into Syria on Sunday in immediate retaliation after a shell fired from Syrian landed in the Turkish border town of Akcakale.

Turkish military carries out retaliatory strike after Syria shelling

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey's military fired an artillery round into Syria on Sunday in immediate retaliation after a shell fired from Syrian landed in the Turkish border town of Akcakale, the Dogan news agency reported, the second such incident in five days.

The latest Syrian shell hit land near a plant belonging to the Turkish Grain Board, several hundred metres from the centre of Akcakale, where five civilians were killed on Wednesday in previous Syrian shelling.

Forces loyal to Bashar al-Assad fired several artillery shells on Tel Abyad town currently under the control of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) on Sunday.

One of the artillery shells landed near a storage facility of the Turkish Office of Soil Products (TMO). While there were no immediate reports of any casualties, the Syrian artillery shell caused damages on the storage facility.

Mayor of the south-eastern town of Akcakale, Abdulhakim Ayhan said that artillery shells were fired in Tel Abyad since morning on Sunday and that one of the shells landed in the buffer zone between Turkey and Syria.

"Thank God, there were no loss of lives on Sunday. Turkish troops retaliated against Syria by firing several artillery shells on to Syria," Mayor Ayhan also said.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 07 Ekim 2012, 16:41
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