Turkish troops fire tear gas on fuel smugglers at Syrian border

By REUTERS
July 30, 2013 11:33

ANKARA - Turkish soldiers shot into the air and fired tear gas to disperse a crowd of around 1,000 fuel smugglers trying to cross into Turkey from Syria, the Turkish military said.

The group threw stones at military patrol vehicles sealing the Turkish border at the town of Ogulpinar in Hatay province and refused to disperse after warnings in both Turkish and Arabic, the statement said.

The military said it seized 6,000 liters of diesel following the incident on Monday. There were no casualties.


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