Turkey fires at Syria after shells hit border town

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By Libby Ryan

Turkey fired across Syrian border Wednesday in response to shelling from Syria struck a Turkish border town.

Turkish artillery fired on Syria in retaliation to the death of five civilians in a Turkish border town. The conflict increased tension between the two countries and Turkey called for an emergency NATO meeting.

NATO's National Council met in Brussels Wednesday to discuss the incident. The council strongly condemned Syria's actions, calling the cross border firing a violation of international law, according to the Washington Post.

The artillery that was fired is the first time Turkey has fired into Syria during the turmoil in the past 18 months, said the BBC.

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