World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) has deployed reinforcements to Suruç district of southeastern province of Şanlıurfa near Syrian border after mortar shelling landed in Akçakale district from Syria.
20th Armored Brigade Command in Şanlıurfa, a number of military transportation vehicles transferred dozens of tanks and armored vehicles to the Syrian border after mortar strike.
The ongoing fighting between opposition forces and Syrian troops near Turkish border raised the tension between two countries when mortar barrage landed in the downtown of Akçakale district on Friday, damaging homes and workplaces in the city.
Sources said armored vehicles, tanks and reinforcement units will be deployed a military outpost, in a zero point of Syrian border.
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Davutoğlu signaled it would take action if there was a repeat of the mortar strike on its territory.
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