Syrian rocket hits Turkish mosque

Syrian rocket hits Turkish mosque

Syrian rocket hits Turkish mosque A rocket hit a mosque near Turkey’s border with Syria on March 31, injuring a Syrian woman, Doğan News Agency has reported.

The incident took place at around 2 p.m. in the Yayladağı district of Hatay, a Turkish province on the border with Syria, when clashes between Syrian regime forces and the Free Syrian Army had intensified.

According to the Hatay Governorate, three artillery shells fell in the countryside near the Güzelyurt village, while a rocket hit the Hacı Bilal mosque in central Yayladağı, which lies across from a Syrian refugee camp.

A wall of the mosque partly collapsed, injuring Muna Hacısüleyman, a Syrian woman who is believed to be around 60 years old. Hacısüleyman was transferred to Antakya State Hospital in an ambulance. 

“In accordance with our new military engagement rules, our artillery units on the border fired into Syria in response,” the Hatay Governorate said in its statement.