Turkish military says hits Islamist militant positions in Syria

By REUTERS
October 16, 2013 22:12

ISTANBUL - Turkey's army said on Wednesday it had fired on al-Qaida-linked fighters over the border in northern Syria in response to a stray mortar shell which struck Turkish territory.

The military fired four artillery shells at positions of fighters of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on Tuesday, the general staff statement said.


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