The Turkish military announced on Saturday that five Turkish soldiers were injured after they were hit by fire opened from Syria on Friday night.
The statement from the General Staff on Saturday an unknown number of people were either killed or injured in the Syrian side after Turkish troops returned fire. The military saidthe Turkish soldiers bombarded Syria with mortars, anti-aircraft systems and rocket launchers after the incident.
According to the military, three soldiers were injured in the initial fire from the Syrian side and that two more were injured in a second fire opened while the injured soldiers were being transported. The statement added that none of the injured soldiers are in serious condition.
The military earlier said gunmen opened fire on a border post which is charged with overseeing smuggling on border near Kıyıgören village in Hatay's Altınözü district, home to thousands of refugees.
CihanGüncelleme Tarihi: 21 Temmuz 2013, 10:42