Turkey has scrambled F-16 jets after “movements” were reportedly spotted on the Turkish-Syrian border.

It was not immediately clear if there was an aerial movement near the Turkish-Syrian border. Turkey’s private İhlas news agency reported that the jets are fully equipped with ammunition and have been ordered to strike if Turkish airspace is violated.

The report noted that a number of Turkish jets took off from Diyarbakır air base in southeastern Turkey and headed towards the Syrian border on a reconnaissance mission.

On Saturday night a mortar shell fell near Turkish-Syrian border near the Reyhanlı district on Hatay, while another bomb exploded near the same area.

Last week, the Turkish military dispatched additional troops and weapons to the Syrian border as the United States is considering to strike Syria for its use of chemical weapons near Damascus last month.

source: todayszaman