Turkish military fires into Syria after rocket hits mosque

Ongoing battles for the Syrian border town of Kasab spilled over into Turkish soil as two shells hit Hatay.Add to Collection(Create New) | Print Download: Plain TextXMLAll

Turkish military fires into Syria after rocket hits mosque

World Bulletin / News Desk

Shells fired from Syria have once again hit Turkish soil as clashes rage along the border between rebels groups and the regime.

The Turkish military fired back into Syria on Monday in retaliation for mortar shells and a rocket from over the border that hit a mosque in the town of Yayladagi, the provincial governor's office and local media said.

50-year-old Turkish citizen Muna Hucisuleyman was injured when one shell slammed into a mosque in the border town of Yayladagi in Turkey's Hatay province. Another shell hit the Turkish countryside in the same region.

The mosque was badly damaged in the incident, but luckily there was nobody inside the mosque at the time.

"Our artillery troops have fired back at the region from where the shots originated," the Hatay governor's office said in a statement on its website.

Turkey has been one of Assad's staunchest opponents and hosts around 900,000 refugees from Syria's civil war. Its 900 km (560-mile) frontier with Syria has seen frequent spillovers of violence from the conflict.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 31 Mart 2014, 17:21