Turkish teenagers killed in Syria conflict spillover

Turkish teenagers killed in Syria conflict spillover
Wed Jul 17, 2013 19:41:07

Turkish troops have returned fire into Syria in retaliation for fatal bullets from Syrian border into southeastern Turkey.

The incident happened after stray bullets from Syria struck police headquarters and several homes in the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, killing two teenager boys, the Turkish military said on Wednesday.

Ceylanpinar is a mostly Kurdish populated town and district of Sanliurfa Province in southeastern Turkey.

Earlier, security sources and health officials said two Turkish citizens had been killed in Ceylanpinar by stray bullets from ongoing clashes in the adjacent Syrian town of Ras al-Ain.

The conflict in Syria has spilled over into neighboring countries including Turkey and Iraq on many occasions.

The conflict in Syria started in March 2011, when pro-reform protests turned into a massive insurgency following the intervention of Western and regional states.


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