TEMPO.CO, Damascus - The Turkish armed forces attacked a convoy of al-Qaeda-linked rebel vehicles in Syria. Turkish media reported on Wednesday, January 29, 2014, that the attack was done in retaliation for cross-border fire done by the group.
NTV broadcast reported that Turkish troops opened fire on Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) positions in northern Syria after a mortar shell fired from Syria landed in Turkish territory.
NTV reported a pick-up truck, a lorry and a bus were destroyed in the Turkish retaliation on Tuesday evening, January 28, 2014.
There were no reports of casualties in the attack. However, Turkish newspaper Todays Zaman had withdrawn a report that claimed that Turkish fighter jets had hit the ISIL convoy in northern Syria.
The initial report said that Turkish F-16s had struck a number of ISIL vehicles "after militants opened fire on a military outpost" on the Turkey-Syria border on Wednesday, January 29, 2014. NTV did not mention any involvement of the Turkish air force.
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