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Turkey sends jets to Syrian border

Oct. 13, 2012 at 10:58 AM   |   Comments

DAMASCUS, Syria, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Turkish fighter jets were sent to the Turkey-Syria border in response to a Syrian helicopter firing near the Turkish town of Azmarin, officials in Ankara said.

The jets were deployed Friday, The Guardian reported. They fired no shots.

The Turkish parliament approved a motion last week to allow troops to enter Syrian territory on hit and run missions, following the shelling of the Turkish town Akcakale, which killed five civilians.

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