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Explosions seen close to Turkey-Syria border

Explosions seen close to Turkey-Syria border

POSTED: Friday, October 19, 2012 - 9:00am

UPDATED: Friday, October 19, 2012 - 9:04am

Tensions remain high along Turkey's border with Syria. Explosions were seen close to Turkey's border friday morning, but the actual border area remained calm. Turkey's military is maintaining a high security presence in the region following several Syrian mortar strikes over the past couple of weeks.

The escalation follows a deadly mortar attack by Syrian forces on a Turkish village. Five people, including a mother and her three children, were killed. Turkey has retaliated since then by firing their own shells into Syria.

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