Wed Oct 3, 2012, 10:27 AM
Bosonic (2,838 posts)
Dead, wounded as Syrian shells fall inside Turkey: witnesses
Ankara. Several Syrian shells crashed Wednesday inside a town in Turkey, killing at least three people, witnesses said, cited by AFP.
Many others were wounded after shells fired from the Syrian border town of Tall al-Abyad smashed into buildings in the Turkish town of Akcakale in the Sanliurfa province, they said.
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Three killed by Syrian mortar in Turkey's Akcakale border region
AKCAKALE, Turkey: Three people including a child were killed and at least nine others seriously wounded when a mortar bomb fired from syria hit Turkey's southeastern border region of Akcakale on Wednesday, the mayor told CNN Turk television.
A Reuters witness saw at least eight seriously wounded people being taken to hospital, three of them police officers. Television footage showed a cloud of smoke and dust rising up as residents ran to help the wounded.
"It landed in the middle of a residential area and it hit a house. Three people died, we learned from the hospital," Mayor Abdulhakim Ayhan said. "The people who were living in the house died, including one woman and child."
The conflict in neighbouring syria has affected border areas in the past when stray bullets have flown into Turkish territory. A mortar bomb fired from syria damaged homes and workplaces in Akcakale last Friday but there were no deaths.
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Wed Oct 3, 2012, 10:57 PM
Berlum (7,044 posts)
5. As expected...
Breaking News Alert
The New York Times
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 -- 4:45 PM EDT
Turkey Strikes Back After Syrian Shelling Kills 5 Civilians
The Turkish prime minister announced on Wednesday night that Turkey had
fired artillery at targets in Syria, in retaliation for Syrian mortar fire
that fell in a Turkish border town and killed five Turkish civilians...
"This atrocious attack was immediately responded to adequately by our armed
forces in the border region, in accordance with rules of engagement," said a
written statement from the office of the prime minister, carried by the
semiofficial Anatolian News Agency. Targets were shelled in locations
identified by radar.
NATO said it would convene an urgent meeting on the issue Wednesday.