Syrian shell hits village: Turkey retaliates for a fifth day

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Turkey has returned artillery fire at Syria for a fifth day, after mortar landed in the Turkish border town of Akcakale, Today's Zaman reported.

The mortar shell came from a Syrian truck in the area.

The Turkish military immediately responded to the fire.

No casualties have been reported.

It's the latest move in the already tense relationship between the neighboring countries.

The crisis began on Wednesday, when Syrian mortar shells killed a woman and four children from the same family in Akcakale. The shells also wounded at least 13 people.

The incident triggered artillery strikes by neighboring Turkey. Ankara has deployed additional troops to its southern border with Syria.