Turkish military fires shells at Daesh targets in Syria

Published 23.08.2016 09:26
Updated 23.08.2016 10:54
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The Turkish military fired 40 shells at four Daesh terrorist targets in Syria, in retaliation to mortar shells that struck southeastern Gaziantep province.

According to military sources, two mortar shells fired by Daesh terrorists hit Gaziantep's Karkamış district early Tuesday and the Turkish military immediately retaliated.

No injuries or deaths were reported following the incident, but security closed the area to all entries and exits as part of precautionary measures.

Occasional stray rockets and mortars land in southern and southeastern Turkey due to the civil war in neighboring Syria. Despite a ceasefire in the war-torn country, violence still persists in the area.

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