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Turkey says fires back after shell from Syria lands in Hatay
October 17, 2012 / 5:23 PM / in 5 years

Turkey says fires back after shell from Syria lands in Hatay

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey’s armed forces fired back over the border into Syria on Wednesday after a mortar shell shot from Syria landed just inside Turkey’s Hatay border province, the provincial governor’s office said.

Syrians walk on the Turkish-Syrian border near the town of Reyhali in Hatay province October 17, 2012. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

Nobody was killed or wounded by the mortar shell, the statement said. The military had returned fire from a base in the Turkish border town of Hacipasa, it added.

Reporting by Seltem Iyigun; Writing by Nick Tattersall; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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