Another rocket fired into Turkey from Afrin lands in Hatay

Another rocket fired into Turkey from Afrin lands in Hatay

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Another rocket fired into Turkey from Afrin lands in Hatay

One more rocket fired from Syria’s northwestern province of Afrin by suspected militants of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) hit Turkey’s border province of Hatay on Jan. 26.

The rocket landed in an empty area near a bazaar in the Mustafa Kemal neighborhood in the Reyhanlı district, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.

No casualties were reported following the incident.

Turkey on Jan. 20 launched “Operation Olive Branch” against the YPG in Syria’s Afrin and vowed to expand it to the Manbij area of Syria, where YPG troops are located along with U.S. forces.

The General Staff states that the operation aims to establish security and stability along Turkish borders and the region, as well as to protect Syrians.

The operation is being carried out under the framework of Turkey’s rights based on international law, United Nations Security Council resolutions, its self-defense rights under the U.N. charter and respect for Syria’s territorial integrity, it has said.

The military also said it is putting the “utmost importance” on not harming any civilians.

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