Turkey returns fire after shots fired from Syria

A Turkish armored personnel carrier drives out of a military border post on the Turkish-Syrian border near the village of Hacipasa in Hatay province, southern Turkey Oct. 9, 2012. (Reuters)

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.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:40 - GMT 06:40