Middle East A Turkish incursion into Syria relieves siege on tomb

Turkey mounted what it says was a rescue mission for its soldiers that were surrounded for months at an Ottoman-era tomb in Turkey where they were serving as guards.

Turkish soldiers launched an overnight raid into Syria and evacuated dozens of besieged troops guarding an Ottoman-era tomb. They moved the crypt to Turkey on Sunday after ceremonially planting Turkey's crescent-and-star flag on Syrian soil.