Mortar fired from Syrian territory kills one in Ceylanpınar
CEYLANPINAR - Anadolu Agency
Şükrü Kahraman's 12-year-old son Mehmet and 23-year-old son Ahmet were also wounded. Ahmet is said to be in a critical condition. AA photoA stray mortar fired from the Syrian town of Ras al-Ayn, where clashes have been ongoing between the Kurdish fighters linked to the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and the al-Nusra Front for over a week, killed one and injured two on July 26 in the Turkish border town of Ceylanpınar.
The mortar hit a corn field, injuring a father and his two children as they were working on their plantations. The father, Şükrü Kahraman, was in a critical condition when taken to hospital, and later succumbed to his wounds despite the efforts of the medical staff. One of the children is also in a serious condition, according to Anadolu Agency.
The clashes in Ras al-Ayn pose a constant danger for the inhabitants of Ceylanpınar just across the border. A 16-year-old boy who was hit in his head by a stray bullet on July 25 died after being in a coma for several days. Another 17-year-old boy has also died in the area after being hit by a stray bullet fired from Syrian territory.