Child killed as Turkish army fires at group crossing into Syria
KİLİS - Anadolu AgencyA seven-year-old Syrian girl has been killed while trying to cross illegally from the Turkish province of Kilis into Syria, after Turkish soldiers opened fire.
A bouncing bullet hit and heavily wounded Ela Şık Nayıf after security guards opened warning fire, following verbal warnings, near a group of people detected in a forbidden area between Turkish and Syrian territory.
Nayıf was taken to Kilis Public Hospital, but she succumbed to her injuries.
Her father, Bekri Şık Nayıf, told reporters that they had paid money to human traffickers, adding that they had returned from Istanbul to return to Syria.
Nayıf said his daughter was injured as they approached the border after hearing the soldiers’ warnings.