Turkish school on Syrian border closes

Gun fighting between oposing forces on the other side of the border is still being heard from Turkish town Akcakale

Turkish school on Syrian border closes

World Bulletin / News Desk

An elementary school on the Turkish border town of Akcakale has been closed for yet another day because of a two-day conflict between the Islamic Front and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) along the Syrian side of the border.

The ongoing conflict in neighboring Syria can reportedly be heard from Akcakake where the school is located.

District Mayor Eyup Firat asserted that the Cumhuriyet Elementary School had to be closed for safety reasons, and said, ''if the conflict persists, we may have to interrupt the schooling.’’

Five civilians died when Akcakale was hit by shelling from across the border in 2012.

Last Mod: 09 Ocak 2014, 11:25
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