Turkey continues artillery shelling, govt seeks parliament approval for military action

Howitzers artillery pieces are seen at a Turkish military camp near the Turkey-Iraq border, in the province of Sirnak, southeast Turkey, 28 October 2007.(AFP Photo / Mustafa Ozer)

Turkey’s military continues to shell Syria while the government awaits parliamentary approval for military operations on its neighbor’s territory after five Turkish civilians were allegedly killed by casual fire from Syria.

Several Syrian soldiers have been killed in artillery shelling from Turkish territory on Thursday night, reports the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

Ankara has confirmed it is firing on positions of the Syrian military. Artillery strikes have been made early on Thursday morning targeting the Tel Abyad district 10 km inside Syrian territory.

Turkish authorities have written to the UN Security Council on Thursday about the alleged shelling of its territory from Syria.

In a letter addressed to the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Ankara classifies Syria’s actions as “an act of aggression from Syria against Turkey” and has demanded measures be taken against Damascus to ensure the territorial integrity and security of Turkey. Continue reading

Syrian Army takes over Saif al-Dawleh in Aleppo

Syrian Arab Army gets ready for the next battle in al-Sukari neighborhood.

This battle is to be challenge to the Syrian Army Units to enter such neighborhood, in which is considered the second main Stronghold for the militants.

The first mission has started and accomplished since the entering of Salah el-Din and putting a closure to the armed groups in the western neighborhood of Aleppo, paving the way into the Eastern areas.

So, the Syrian Army Units, and since two days ago, has launched a qualified operation to demolish the gunmen from Saif al-Dawleh neighborhood.

The very neighborhood has been a center for the militants to barricade in. Continue reading