January 2014 Turkish attack in Syria

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Contradicting reports mention either a Turkish airstrike or an attack with Turkish ground artillery, on ISIL targets in northern Syria on Tuesday, 28 January 2014.

Alleged cause and alleged airstrike[edit]

After ISIL purportedly had fired on the Turkish Army along the Syrian border[1] or had attacked the Turkish border,[2] and had purportedly raided ethnic Turkish communities in northern Syria,[1] and had purportedly threatened to attack Turkey,[1] Turkish fighter-jets in retaliation on 28 January 2014 attacked and destroyed from an ISIL convoy in northern Syria a pickup, a truck and a bus,[2][1] according to the Turkish General Staff.[1] According to local sources, 11 ISIL fighters and 1 ISIL emir, Abu Ja’fr Dagestani, were killed in the attack.[3]

Contradicting reports[edit]

Contradicting earlier media reports however had said it was not a Turkish airstrike but fire from Turkish tanks and artillery, and that it wasn't retaliating for an attack on Turkey but for mortar shells fired in Syria during a clash between ISIL and the Free Syrian Army which accidentally had landed in Turkey.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Turkey launches air strike on Al Qaida convoy in N. Syria". World Tribune. 30 January 2014. Archived from the original on 24 April 2016. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Position Papers - Consent by Force: Strategies to Avoid Failure in Syria". Al Jazeera Center for Studies. 20 February 2014. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Syria: Turkey Hits Islamic State of Iraq Convoy Near Border". 29 January 2014.
  4. ^ "Turkish forces 'strike ISIL convoy in Syria'". Al Jazeera. 29 January 2014. Retrieved 14 September 2015.