Turkish military fire in retaliation on Syria

Turkish military fire in retaliation on Syria

Turkey’s military has struck targets in Syria, in retaliation for cross-border fire that has killed five Turkish nationals.

Three children and their mother were among those killed in Turkey when a mortar was fired across the Syrian border.

The office of the Turkish Prime Minister says the military has responded by shelling targets in Syria.

It’s the first time Turkey has fired across the border since the Syrian conflict began 18 months ago.

It comes on the same day that 40 people have been killed and at least 90 injured in the city of Aleppo, in a series of massive explosions in the city’s main square.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says most of those killed were government troops. but its believed there have also been some civilian deaths.

The two incidents have prompted NATO to hold an emergency meeting today.

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