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Tuesday, 25 March 2014 19:02
March 25, 2014 -- (TRN) -- In a dramatic and unanticipated change in the civil war situation inside Syria, neighboring Turkey has sent tanks into the Kasaba region of Syria and begun attacking Syrian Army positions. In retaliation, Syria has fired a surface-to-surface missile into Harem, Turkey, where it landed in a residential neighborhood. The explosion reportedly killed numerous Turks and injured dozens more. Photo of missile hit below.
Turkish military tanks have targeted Syrian army bases in the Kasab border town, where the Syrian army has been battling numerous militant groups to secure the border.
reply to post by MyMindIsMyOwn
I did just read an article (dated March 25,2014) that said Turkey had shot down a Syrian jet. That much seen to accurate at the moment.
Well done Recep Erdogan! Turkey has been 'at war' with Syria in overt and covert combat for a while which was all brought on by Syria.
Also, I think what Danbones was trying to point out is that Turkey's tanks rolling over the Syrian border is not exactly news, since his sourced article was dated Jan. 2014 and yours March 2014. So there has been a precedent set in recent history for this with no declaration of war, yet. - See more at: www.abovetopsecret.com...
I don't think you can label the Syrians as being the victims/innocent party. But I wouldn't view Turkey as being blameless either.
reply to post by TheWetCoast
That is the title of the article. I'd agree it is too soon to be talking about war as we understand it, bear in mind the person writing the article is not neutral. Although technically I suppose that if Turkey has downed a fighter in Syrian territory, has officers directing terrorist groups in Syrian territory, is cross-border shelling and has tanks in Syrian territory...well, those are all acts of war...
Not exactly news? It's plainly an act of war, which many including myself see as a provocation to bait Syria into a larger mess than they are already in.
I'd say that's news. Especially two days after they shoot down a Syrian fighter in Syrian territory.