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Rocket fire from Syria hits south Turkey


Istanbul: At least three rockets fired from Syria hit the Turkish border town of Kilis today but no-one was injured, the local governor’s office said.

The firing came after eight rockets launched from an area of Syria held by the Islamic State group killed a woman and a four-year-old boy in Kilis on Tuesday, prompting return fire from the Turkish army.

Today, two rockets landed in the garden of a military barracks and a building housing officers’ families before a third hit the town, the Dogan news agency reported.

State-run news agency Anatolia said Turkish forces opened fire today afternoon against Syrian positions held by IS, without specifying whether it was in retaliation for rockets hitting Turkish soil.

IS is not included in the landmark Syrian ceasefire deal between regime forces and rebels in force since February 27.

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