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Exchange of fire over the Turkey Syria border

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>> Smoke over a Syrian border town as tension in Turkey spills over. Ancora began shelling both Islamic State fighters in northern Syria, and Kurdish YPG militia trying to oust IS. The Kurds may be on the say side as the US-backed campaign against IS in Syria, but Turkey backs Sunni Arab rebels, not the Kurds.
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You see the YPG is an extension of its own Kurdish insurgency. On Monday, Turkey's Prime Minister promised to cleanse the border of Islamic State fighters. On Tuesday a roadside bomb killed two Turkish soldiers near the border with Iraq. Attacks in Eastern Turkey are common especially since the collapse of a cease fire with the Kurdish Worker's Party or KPP.
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The group declared a terrorist organization in Istanbul and Washington. The country is still reeling from a suicide attack on a Kurdish wedding at the weekend. More than 50 people died in what should have been a celebration. No group yet claiming responsibility, but President Erdogan quick to say it was the work of IS.