Stray mortar shells injure three in Turkish border town
ŞANLIURFA – Anadolu Agency
Locals in Suruç watch the clashes between Kurdish forces and ISIL across the border in Kobane, Sept. 28. AA PhotoAt least three people were injured on Sept. 28 after a mortar shell fell on a house in the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa.
A total of three mortar shells struck the border town of Suruç, while two other shells landed in a vacant field.
The three people injured in the incident are being treated at Suruç State Hospital.
The incident came as clashes between the People’s Protection Units (YPG) and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants intensified just kilometers from the Turkish border, near the Kurdish-populated Syrian city of Kobane.
Fighting from Kobane can be heard in Suruç, and smoke was seen rising from the area as more refugees arrived at the Syrian-Turkish border.
Recent ISIL attacks in Syria have increased the flow of refugees into Turkey. Around 150,000 mainly Kurdish refugees have taken shelter in Turkey since the country opened its border on Sept. 19, according to official figures, although opposition politicians say the real number is much smaller.