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Turkey attacks Syria for third day

Ankara has targeted Syria again after a bomb of Syrian origin landed on its soil. The outburst of violence comes after the Turkish parliament endorsed military action against its troubled neighbor.

The Turkish army fired on Syria for the third day running on Friday, a state-run news agency reported.

Turkey's move was in retaliation for a mortar bomb fired from Syria landing in southern Turkish countryside, the governor of Hatay province was quoted as saying.

Ankara launched artillery attacks on Syria on Wednesday and Thursday after cross-border shelling from Syria left five Turkish citizens dead.

Turkey's parliament on Thursday backed government-initiated legislation allowing the country's army to carry out cross-border operations against Syria for up to a year, if deemed necessary.

sej/tj (AFP, Reuters)