Turkey Ramps Up Syria Strikes

Turkey extended its strikes on Syria for a second day after a shell fired from inside Syria levelled a house the Turkish village of Ackacale, killing a woman, her three daughters, and another woman. Turkey immediately responded by shooting artillery deep into Syria, and are now continuing to fire on Syrian targets. Turkey has not declared war, but its parliament approved an emergency bill that would allow cross-border action without the help of Turkey’s Western and Arab allies. NATO strongly condemned the attack, calling Syria’s blast a “flagrant violation of international law.”