Stray bullets hit houses and offices in Ceylanpınar as clashes continue
ŞANLIURFA – Doğan News Agency
Clashes between the PYD and rebels fighting al-Assad have flared since Kurds began asserting control over parts of northeast Syria late last year. AA PhotoDozens of stray bullets fired during clashes between al-Nusra militants and Kurdish fighters loyal to the Democratic Union Party (PYD) in the Syrian border town of Ras al-Ayn have hit houses and offices in the southeastern town of Ceylanpınar.
The fight has been continuing for 12 consecutive days and intensified late on July 27. The door of a residence housing Turkish Red Crescent workers was destroyed by the bullets. Residents of the town have expressed their uneasiness about the clashes and been frequently warned not to go outside their homes as security has been tightened.
Clashes between the PYD, the Syrian affiliate of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), and rebels fighting al-Assad have flared since Kurds began asserting control over parts of northeast Syria late last year.