Agence France-PresseApril 5, 2014 04:55
Turkey on Friday fired artillery into Syria to retaliate after cross-border shelling hit its territory without causing injuries or damage, the army said.
"Six shells hit in Yayladadi in Hatay province and caused no damage," said the Turkish armed forces in a statement.
"In accordance with the rules of engagement, Turkish artillery shelled the area where the fire originated."
Turkey, a staunch opponent of the Damascus regime, hosts about 800,000 refugees from the three-year-old Syrian conflict, many of them in camps along the border.