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Shelling crosses Syria-Turkey border

Turkey fires back at Syrian targets after deadly cross-border strikes



Associated Press
October 4, 2012 12:17AM (UTC)

ISTANBUL -- The office of Turkey's prime minister says Turkish artillery has fired on Syrian targets after deadly shelling from the Syrian side hit a Turkish border town.

The Turkish statement says the artillery fired "on points in Syria that were detected with radar, in line with the rules of engagement."

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The artillery fire on Wednesday followed shelling, believed to be from Syrian government forces that hit the Turkish village of Akcakale. A Turkish ruling party official says five people died.


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