Turkish military again ‘retaliates’ to PYD fire in northern Syria
KİLİS – Doğan News Agency
DHA photoThe Turkish military has continued to shell the positions of the Syria’s Democratic Union Party (PYD) in northern Syria for a fifth straight day, stating it was “retaliating” to fire coming from the region.
Turkish artillery units deployed at the border in the Kilis province shelled the positions of the PYD at around 4.45 p.m. within the rules of engagement, after fire was opened on the Turkish side, according to a military statement.
Over the weekend, Turkey’s army shelled targets of the People’s Protection Units (YPG), the military wing of the PYD, which Ankara considers a terrorist organization and an extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), after the group seized an air base north of Aleppo.