ANKARA, Turkey — An official said Turkish artillery returned fire into Syrian territory after a shell from fighting in the neighboring country landed on a road near a Turkish border town.
The governor’s office for Turkey’s Hatay province said Thursday no one was hurt by the shell, which was fired during fighting between Syrian regime and opposition forces over the predominantly Christian Armenian town of Kassab. The shell strayed three kilometers inside Turkey.
It office said Turkish artillery units near the border retaliated for the shelling, firing at the region it originated from.
Turkey frequently retaliates against stray fire from Syrian government or opposition forces.
The latest move comes days after Turkey shot down a Syrian fighter jet that it said violated Turkey’s airspace.
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