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Turkey Fires Back at Syria

Turkey continued retaliations against Syria on Saturday after three Syrian mortar bombs—allegedly aimed at Turkish rebels on the border—landed inside the country’s borders. The incident nullifies what seemed like a promising report out of Turkey yesterday, saying Syria had agreed to keep military action six miles away from the border. Today’s incident marks the fourth day of Turkish retaliation, which began Wednesday when Syrian forces killed five Turkish civilians. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that he did not want to go to war with Syria, but warned that they not make a “fatal mistake” by testing his resolve.

October 6, 2012 5:57 PM