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Report: Turkish military returns fire after shots from Syria

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The Turkish army returned fire after shots were fired at military targets from across the border with Syria, Turkey’s state-run Anatolia news agency said on Tuesday, citing a military statement.

“A group on the Syrian side of the border fired 60 shots at an armored personnel carrier and tactical vehicles... which was reciprocated in kind” late on Monday, the army said, adding there were no damage or casualties.

On Thursday, Turkey’s military said it fired into Syria after shots were fired at an armored personnel carrier from across the border with Syria.

The military said Thursday that a group of around three to five people from across the border fired up to 15 shots toward the vehicle that was patrolling an area near the frontier. No one was hurt.

Turkey has repeatedly struck the Syrian military in response to shelling and mortar rounds that landed on its territory. But this is the first time the military has responded to shots fired from Syria.