A stray missile crashed north of Nicosia, Cyprus, early on Monday, Turkish Cypriot officials said. No was reported killed or injured. “It is evident...

A stray missile crashed north of Nicosia, Cyprus, early on Monday, Turkish Cypriot officials said. No was reported killed or injured. “It is evident it is not something stemming from our soil…. It is one of the bad sides of the war in the region falling into our country,” Mustafa Akinci, the Turkish Cypriot leader, said. He was probably referring to the ongoing civil war in Syria. A Greek Cypriot military analyst, Andreas Pentaras, told local television that an initial assessment of the debris indicated it was a Russian-made surface-to-air missile. Syrian government forces and their allies use Russian-made weapons, and the missile fell in Cyprus at about the same time the Syrians were reporting an Israeli air strike against targets inside the country. During such air strikes, Syria generally fires surface-to-air missiles, even if the targets are not in Syrian skies, meaning their missiles possess long-range capabilities. Nicosia is roughly 60 miles from the Syrian coast. Israel has neither confirmed nor denied that it attacked Syria overnight.

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