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Turkey returns fire to Syria

Turkish forces fired across the border into Syria today after a shell launched from Syria landed in Turkey's border town of Akcakale.

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NATO calls urgent meeting after Syria mortar hits Turkey

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen and Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu have agreed to convene an urgent meeting of NATO members after a mortar bomb fired from Syria hit a Turkish border town, killing a woman and four children.

A NATO official told Reuters that its ambassadors will meet under NATO Article 4, which is used "when a member state feels it territorial integrity is under threat".

The meeting is due to take place tonight.

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