Two rockets fired from Syria hit Turkish border provinces, no casualties reported

Two rockets fired from Syria hit Turkish border provinces, no casualties reported

KİLİS/HATAY
Two rockets fired from Syria hit Turkish border provinces, no casualties reported

Two rockets fired from Syria landed in the Turkish border provinces of Kilis and Hatay on Jan. 23, according to a security source and the Kilis Governor’s Office.

The rocket attack came after Turkey launched an operation in the Syrian province of Afrin against the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) on Jan. 20.

“A rocket projectile launched from Syria struck our province. There are no casualties or injuries. Our teams will soon launch an on-site investigation,” said the governor’s office in a statement.

The rocket fired by the terrorists struck Atatürk neighborhood in Kilis at around 4:10 p.m., according to the security source, who asked to remain anonymous due to restrictions on talking to the media. The source also said the rocket caused damage to some buildings and cars in the area.

After the attack, the Turkish Armed Forces fired T-155 Fırtına (Storm) howitzers at militants.

Separately, a rocket launched from Afrin landed in the southern district of Reyhanlı in the Turkish province of Hatay.

According to an Anadolu Agency correspondent at the scene, the rocket hit a yard in the Mustafa Kemal neighborhood of Reyhanlı.

Police, fire and health teams were dispatched to the area. No casualties were reported.

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