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Of mortar rounds and minor details

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I recently posted about the latest big news item: a mortar attack from Syria and Turkey’s backlash—a parliamentary mandate authorizing military action across the Syrian border.

The story was, of course, nonsense. Bashar al-Assad has no reason to send mortar rounds into Turkish villages. Thankfully, The Telegraph printed the more likely, and less news-friendly, explanation (here):

An online video purporting to be from Jabhat al-Nusra, a jihadist group accused of ties to al-Qaeda, claimed responsibility.

So, more likely, it was just strategic provocation by jihadist rebels. A minor detail, by NATO’s standards.

More on the al-Nusra Front.


Written by M. James

October 5, 2012 at 6:58 pm

Posted in News, Politics, Turkey

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