Report: Turkey renews artillery strikes on Syria

Associated Press
Map locates Akcakale, Turkey
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Map locates Akcakale, Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-media says Turkish artillery has fired on Syrian targets for a second day in retaliation for shelling from Syria that struck a border village, killing five civilians.

State-run TRT television says a military unit based on the border town of Akcakale resumed strikes at Syrian targets overnight and that shelling continued Thursday morning.

A woman, her three daughters and another woman were killed in when a shell from Syria hit a home in Akcakale.

Turkish Foreign Ministry officials were not immediately able to confirm the reports, while Defense Ministry officials refused comment.

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