The army said in a statement on Wednesday that border units fired at least six mortar shells inside Syria after the southern province of Şanlıurfa was hit by three mortar shells. The army said the shells came from an area where the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and Kurdish militants are fighting over control. The closest town to Şanlıurfa where Kurds and extremists are fighting is Kobani, but the army statement didn’t mention the border town’s name.

The army said it fired as part of engagement rules, without specifying its targets. The statement said the army fired on points from where the shells originated and that no one was injured as a result of the Syrian shells. […]