October 26, 2012 / 11:06 AM / 5 years ago

Mortar bombs, gunfire heard along Turkey-Syria border

BESASLAN, Turkey (Reuters) - Heavy machinegun fire and the sound of mortar bombs could be heard on Friday along the Turkey-Syrian border near the Syrian town of Haram, a Reuters witness said, in another violation of a ceasefire intended to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.

It was not clear whether the firing was from the Syrian army or from rebels fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad.

The firing could be heard from the Turkish border village of Besaslan in southern Hatay province.

Reporting by Mert Ozkan; Writing by Jonathon Burch; Editing by Janet Lawrence

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