Fears of war between Turkey and Syria intensified today as Turkish artillery fired across the border for the fifth day in a row.
Mortars opened fire in response to a Syrian shell that landed on Turkish territory during a battle between the army and rebels near the border.
Five Turkish citizens died in a Syrian shelling attack last week that the Bashar al-Assad administration maintains was not deliberate.
Damascus has pledged to investigate the incident but Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan upped the ante on Saturday, warning Syria not to test his country's "limits and determination."
Turkey has provided logistical support to rebels battling to overthrow the Syrian government and has taken an increasingly pro-intervention stance on the civil war recently.
But US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta said he hoped fighting would not "broaden" and cautioned against a Turkish attack.
The US has also assisted rebel groups in Syria but is apparently growing suspicious of Turkey's motives in the country.
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