Turkey tanks open fire on Isil over Syria border after soldier killed

Turkish tanks opened fire on Isil targets in Syria and fighter jets were scrambled after a Turkish soldier was killed by shots from across the border.

The clashes on Thursday were the first between Turkish forces and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil).

“Turkish soldiers returned fire after shots came from the Syrian side of the border, from the region where Islamic State militants are. The clash is going on at the moment,” a senior Turkish official said.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    I hope this escalates. It couldn’t happen to nicer people.

    • ntt1

      it won’t its just a spat,these clowns are in bed together ….plus a goat of course

  • Icebow

    I think that the illustration is of a self-propelled gun rather that a tank.

  • tom_billesley

    Returning fire across the border. Will the UN pass resolutions about this, and describe the border Province of Hatay annexed by Turkey in 1939 as “Occupied” and “Settlements”?

  • Hard Little Machine

    Turkey will of course ‘accidentally’ massacre whole Kurdish villages.