Another mortar shell from Syria struck Turkish territory, prompting a fourth straight day of retaliatory artillery fire, and reviving fears that the crisis in Syria could spiral into a regional conflict.
The mortar landed in a rural area near the village of Guvecci, early today, just minutes after intense fighting broke out across the border in Syria's Idlib province, between Syrian rebels and the forces of president Bashar Assad's regime, the private Dogan news agency reported.
No one was hurt by the mortar, which landed some 50 yards inside Turkish soil and some 700 yards away from the village, said a statement from the office of the governor for Turkey's border province of Hatay. An army unit based near Guvecci promptly responded, firing four 81-mm mortars, it said.
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