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Turkey retaliates after fresh shelling from Syria

Turkey retaliates after fresh shelling from Syria
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Turkish military have again returned fire after another Syrian shell reportedly slammed into its territory.

The fresh exchange comes two days after Syrian shelling killed five Turkish nationals close to the two countries’ joint border.

On the Syrian side, the town of Tel Abyad bore the marks of the Turkish retaliatory fire.

Locals claimed the artillery attack started suddenly and without warning.

Relations between the neighbours have plunged to an all time low with Turkey’s government having now obtained a one-year mandate from parliament authorising military raids into Syria if necessary.

Damascus has written to the UN offering condolences for the deaths of the Turkish civilians and called for restraint from Ankara.