Escalation / Destabilization Conflict

Turkey attacks Al Qaeda ‘rebels’ in Syria


Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Turkey’s armed forces have attacked a convoy of al-Qaeda-linked rebel vehicles in Syria, Turkish media reported.

The attack on Tuesday evening was in retaliation for cross-border fire earlier in the day, when a mortar shell fired by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) during clashes with the Free Syrian Army landed on Turkish territory.

A pickup truck, a lorry and a bus were destroyed in the attack. There were no reports of casualties.

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