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Turkey retaliates against Syrian shelling

Updated 10:43 AM ET, Mon October 8, 2012
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Smoke rises at a border gate in Akcakale, Turkey, near the Syrian border on Sunday, October 7, after a shell fired from Syria. Turkey fired on Syrian government targets in response. No was injured in Sunday's shelling, a witness said. Akcakale is the same town where five Turks were killed last week in another cross-border incident. See photos of Syria's internal violence. ANADOLU AGENCY/Reuters /Landov
Turkish soldiers stand guard in Akcakale on Thursday, October 4. The stray shelling along the border has prompted Turkey to respond with threats and weapons fire, fueling concerns the Syrian civil war will bleed into a greater regional battle. AFP/Getty Images
Residents check on a damaged house Thursday, where five Turkish civilians were killed by a mortar in the southern border town of Akcakale on Wednesday, October 3. AFP/Getty Images
A victim's coffin is carried through town Thursday. Turkey hammered Syrian targets in reprisal for the cross-border fire that sent tensions soaring in the region, prompting international calls for restraint. AFP/Getty Images
A Turkish soldier takes position in the southern border town of Akcakale. Turkish artillery hit targets near the Syrian border town of Tel Abyad for a second day on Thursday, killing several Syrian soldiers, according to activists and security sources. AFP/Getty Images
Turkish soldiers patrol in Akcakale. Western powers condemned the Syrian strike, with the U.S. saying it was outraged and France warning it threatened global security. AFP/Getty Images
Local women mourn the Turkish civilians on Thursday. AFP/Getty Images
Members of parliament attend an emergency session to discuss a bill authorizing the Turkish military to launch cross-border operations in Ankara on Thursday. AFP/Getty Images
Turkish soldiers march in Akcakale on Thursday. AFP/Getty Images
Local women mourn victims of the Syrian mortar attack on Thursday. AFP/Getty Images
Several Syrian shells crashed in Akcakale on Wednesday, October 3. Five people were killed in the attack and many others were wounded after shells fired from the Syrian border town of Tall al-Abyad smashed into buildings across the border. AFP/Getty Images
Police officers try to help two wounded colleagues on Wednesday. AFP/Getty Images
Smoke rises after the explosion on Wednesday. See photos of Syria's civil fighting. AFP/Getty Images