Breaking News: Turkish PM’s office confirms: Army fired on Syrian “regime” targets in retaliation for mortar strike; NATO’s Rasmussen condemns Syria, denies intervention plans, affirms support for Ankara; Turkey concentrating troops, equipment near SW border in response to Syrian civil war, Kurdish Marxist rebels; Turkish forces kill 12 PKK guerrillas near Iraq
October 3, 2012
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There is speculation in cyberspace that the Free Syrian Army launched the mortar against Turkey as a pretext to involve NATO in the Syrian civil war. On September 23, the FSA relocated its HQ from Turkey’s Hatay province to Syria’s Idlib governorate. This fact alone suggests that rebel forces are confident of victory over the Ba’athist regime in Damascus.