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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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Rebels 'capture air base' outside Damascus

Syrian rebels celebrate 'capturing' an airbase outside Damascus Credit: RTV

Syrian rebels say they have captured an airbase outside Damascus. Rebels posted a video on social media saying they had captured the base, in the Eastern Ghouta area, a few miles outside of the Syrian capital.

The airbase, a few miles outside Damascus, according to rebels Credit: RTV

Footage from inside the base shows rebels inspecting what appears to be part of a surface-air-missile.

The inside of the airbase purports to show surface-to-air missiles Credit: RTV

The claims cannot be independently verified as journalists are restricted from entering Syria.

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