BREAKING: Turkey Scrambles F16s after Syria Bombs Border Town. Turkey worried Assad may Resort to Chemical Weapons – Hillary Issues Warning
Just coming in
Tweeted from Turkey Newspaper Journalist:
Turkey scrambles F-16 fighter jets after Syrian warplanes bombs Ras al-Ain on the Turkish border.
Tensions running high on the border.
Comes on heals of report that Syria is moving chemical weapons for possible attack.
Stay tuned for updates.
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an #assad warplane has bombed the town of ras al-ain in al-hasakah. +9 people were killed
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Turkey Correspondent NRC Handelsblad/NOS News.
Panic at Turkish Syrian border as Syrian jets bomb Ras al Ain, spraying shrapnel and wounded refugees over the border.
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CBS News Correspondent DC/State Dept
Sec Clinton says the U.S. would ‘certainly’ plan to take action ‘if it were to occur’ re Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons in Syria
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One day before Turks go to NATO to talk Patriots.
Syrian gov forces just bombed Ras al ayn few hundred meters from Turkey border. Civilians fleeing
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hopes NATO allies will reach a deal this week on stationing Patriot missiles in Turkey to defend against possible Syrian attacks, senior US officials said.
The 28 NATO allies meet in Brussels on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Turkey, which has made a formal request to NATO to help it bolster its air defences, is a big supporter of rebels fighting to oust Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad.
Turkey scrambled fighter jets along its border with Syria on Monday after Syrian government forces bombed rebel positions in the frontier town of Ras al-Ain and stray shells flew into Turkish territory, Turkish security sources said.
The security sources said Turkish F-16 jets were scrambled from their base in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir after the air raids on the Free Syrian Army’s headquarters in Ras al-Ain.
Shells landed in the Turkish town of Ceylanpınar, which abuts Ras al-Ain, triggering panic, the sources said. It was not immediately clear whether the shells were fired by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad or by the rebels.
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PRAGUE, Czech Republic — The United States will not tolerate any use of chemical weapons in Syria and will act quickly if that threat appears imminent, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday.
“This is a red line for the United States,” Clinton said. “I’m not going to telegraph in any specifics what we would do in the event of credible evidence that the Assad regime has resorted to using chemical weapons against their own people. But suffice to say we are certainly planning to take action.”
Turkey scrambles jets as Syria bombs border town
Syrian government forces have bombed rebel positions in the frontier town of Ras al-Ain, killing at least 12 people according to opposition activists, and prompting Turkey to scramble fighter jets along the border.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said six of those killed by the air raids on the Syrian town’s Mahatta neighbourhood on Monday were rebel fighters and that 30 people were wounded.
Heavy bursts of anti-aircraft fire shook the Turkish town of Ceylanpinar, which abuts Ras al-Ain, sending residents fleeing for cover.
Columns of smoke rose up from the Syrian side and ambulances rushed the wounded to hospital.
Security sources said Turkish F-16 jets were scrambled from their base in the south-eastern city of Diyarbakir after the air raids on the rebel Free Syrian Army’s headquarters in Ras al-Ain, in a warning to Damascus not to breach Turkish territory.