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January 2014 Turkish airstrike in Syria

Contradicting reports mention either a Turkish airstrike or an attack with Turkish ground artillery, on ISIL targets in northern Syria on Tuesday, 28 January 2014.


  • Alleged cause and alleged airstrike 1
  • Contradicting reports 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4

Alleged cause and alleged airstrike

After ISIL purportedly had fired on the Turkish Army along the Syrian border[1] or had attacked the Turkish border,[2] and had purportedly raided ethnic Turkish communities in northern Syria,[1] and had purportedly threatened to attack Turkey,[1] Turkish fighter-jets in retaliation on 28 January 2014 attacked and destroyed from an ISIL convoy in northern Syria a pickup, a truck and a bus,[2][1] according to the Turkish General Staff.[1]

Contradicting reports

Contradicting earlier media reports however had said it was not a Turkish airstrike but fire from Turkish tanks and artillery, and that it wasn’t retaliating for an attack on Turkey but for mortar shells fired in Syria during a clash between ISIL and the Free Syrian Army which accidentally had landed in Turkey.[3]

See also


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