Syrian mortar shells dropped on Turkey

Photo: Syrian mortar shells dropped on Turkey / Turkey

Two mortar shells have dropped in Turkey amid fighting between the Syrian opposition and regime forces, according to officials, Anadolu Agency reported.

The shells dropped on an empty field in the Yayladagi district of the Hatay province on Thursday. No casualties were reported.

Locals told Anadolu Agency the attacks on the region near the Syrian border had made them feel unsafe.

The war between the Free Syrian Army and forces loyal to the embattled President Bashar al-Assad have been in an uneasy stalemate since late 2013.

Syria has been gripped by almost constant fighting since President Bashar al-Assad's regime responded to anti-government protests in March 2011 with a violent crackdown, sparking a conflict which has spiraled into a civil war.

The war, which has entered its fourth year, has claimed more than 150,000 lives, according to the London-based Syrian Network for Human Rights.

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