Turkey Reopens Crossborder Fire on Syria
The Turkish army has once again opened fire on neighboring Syria's territory Saturday morning.
A Syrian shell has reportedly fallen in the area of the Turkish village of Guvenc, Hatay province, causing no casualties.
The Turkish army has retaliated by firing into Syrian territory.
Tensions along the Turkish-Syrian border came to a head Wednesday overnight, after a shell from Syria killed five Turkish civilians on Turkish territory.
Turkey's Parliament reacted by granting the government a mandate to lead retaliatory operations in Syrian territory, if need be.
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It's not in Syria's interest to fire intentionally on Turkey, however it is in the interest for it to look that way for the 'rebels' who are arabs who wouldn't hesitate to write off a few Turks in exchange for the fall of Assad.
A mortar isn't exactly high-tech, anyone could have fired it.
Turkey has been pushing for a year n half for attacking Syria, this is prob why they keep firing on Syria hoping for a reaction so things can escalate further.
"A Syrian shell has reportedly fallen in the area of the Turkish village of Guvenc..."-----Wtf, Syria does this 2 times in so short time??? It smells, gentlemen, it smells.......... Well, it remains to have 2-3 more such cases and Erdogan's "We are not interested in war, but we're not far from it either" will come true. So, a bit more of the joint-CIA+ british, french, turkish, qatari' instructors+ "rebels"-efforts and the needed result will be achieved. To organize a couple or-if need be- more mortar attacks from Syrian territory, is it a somehow difficult task for such a United team under such a United-though overseas- leadership? And who will be responsible for all this mess? The reply is
obvious: "The regime of Bashar Al-Assad is to be held responsible", as
utmost wisely remarked Bulgarian FM.