Rocket projectile hits Turkish-Syrian customs gate

A rocket fired from Syria hit a building on the Turkish-Syrian border, however, there are no reported injuries.

Rocket projectile hits Turkish-Syrian customs gate

World Bulletin / News Desk

A rocket projectile fell on the Yayladagi customs gate Tuesday at the Turkish Syrian border in the southern Turkish province of Hatay.

According to the evaluation of security forces the rocket projectile was fired from Syria hitting the vehicle inspection building.

Nobody was reported injured in the incident, but there was material damage on the building and a more thorough investigation is being carried out.

Incidents like this are not unusual in Turkey's provinces along the 800km Syrian border.

Syria is gripped by a deadly civil war, which has claimed more than 100,000 lives according to the last tally by the UN. However, the organization has now stopped updating tally after an official count became too difficult to ascertain.

Turkey denies Reyhanli bombers are still on run

The governorate of Hatay, a southern city in Turkey, rejects claims that the perpetrators of a bomb attack in the city's Reyhanli province on May 11 last year are still missing.

Reyhanli, a province near Turkey’s Syrian border, which has seen thousands of Syrian refugees as they flee civil war in their own country, was attacked last May in a twin-blast which left 52 people dead and 236 wounded.

The governorate in a statement Tuesday said twenty suspects were arrested in connection with the attack and their trials are proceeding forthwith.

"As this plain truth is known to public, the statement that none of the perpetrators were caught does not reflect reality," the governorate said.

A prosecutor in the city of Adana prepared an indictment last October demanding life sentences for the suspects, saying that the deadly attacks were organized by "the Urgent Ones," a splinter group of the Turkish People's Liberation Party/Front and Syrian intelligence.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 14 Mayıs 2014, 09:27