Turkey authorizes military operations in Syria

Posted: 10/04/12 at 9:05 am EDT      Last Updated: 10/04/12 at 9:21 am EDT

AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's deputy prime minister says Syria has admitted it was responsible for the shelling that killed five civilians in Turkey and has formally apologized for the deaths.

Besir Atalay says Thursday that Syria has reassured the U.N. that "such an incident will not occur again."

The cross-border tensions escalated on Wednesday after a shell fired from inside Syria landed on a home in the Turkish village of Akcakale, killing a woman, her three daughters and another woman, and wounding at least 10 others, according to Turkish media.

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