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Mortar from Syria kills at least five in Turkey

Wednesday, October 03, 2012 - 00:55

Oct. 3 - A mortar bomb fired from Syria lands in a residential district in Turkey, killing a woman and four children from the same family. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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A mortar bomb fired from Syria hits Turkey Wednesday killing a woman and four children from the same family. At least eight other people were wounded. Turkey signaled over the weekend that it would take action if there was a repeat of a mortar strike which damaged homes last Friday. Syria's worsening bloodshed has increasingly impacted border zones, with stray bullets flying into Turkish territory. Turkey beefed up its troop presence and air defenses along its border after Syria shot down a Turkish reconnaissance jet in June.

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Mortar from Syria kills at least five in Turkey

Wednesday, October 03, 2012 - 00:55