Turkey Hits Targets Inside Syria After Border Deaths

Turkey says it has fired artillery against targets inside Syria, after Syrian shells killed five people in a Turkish border town.

The Turkish military shelled Syrian targets identified by radar near the border.

Turkish territory has been hit by fire from Syria on several occasions since the uprising against President Assad began, but Wednesday’s incident was the most serious.

The dead are said to include a woman and her three children.

Residents have been advised to stay away from the border, and more than 100 schools have been closed in the region because of the violence in neighbouring Syria.

It is reported that angry townspeople had marched to the mayor’s office to protest about the deaths on Wednesday.

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