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Tensions remain high along Turkey-Syria border

10-08-2012 21:42 BJT Special Report:Crisis in Syria |

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Tensions remain high along Turkey’s border with Syria. On Monday, the Turkish military launched a retalilatory strike on Syria after a mortar bomb fired from Syrian soil landed in turkey's southern province of Hatay.

On the same day, Turkish soldiers were deployed along the border near the town of Akcakale, where Syrian shells have landed. Despite the deployment, residents are still concerned for their safety.

Some residents of Akcakale who are fearful of more stray shells, have abandoned their homes and students have been asked to stay at home. Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu warned on Saturday that Ankara would respond forcefully to each errant Syrian shell that lands on Turkish soil.

The exchange of fire near the border began six days ago when a Syrian shell killed five civilians in a Turkish border town.

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