Rocket projectile fired from Syria hits border province of Kilis
AA photoA rocket projectile fired from an Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)-controlled region in Syria hit an olive orchard in the border province of Kilis early on Sept. 9, Doğan News Agency has reported.
There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage in the attack.
The Katyusha rocket projectile created a hole in the orchard located near a shrine after it exploded.
Security forces were immediately dispatched to the scene and conducted inspections in the area.
Meanwhile, Turkish artillery units deployed on the border retaliated to the attack by shelling the region from which the rocket projectile was fired.
In a separate incident on Sept. 8, a Syrian child who was wounded in another ISIL rocket attack in the province on Aug. 29, succumbed to his injuries in hospital.
Six people, five of whom were children, were wounded when three Katyusha rocket projectiles fired from an ISIL-held region hit a street in the Kazım Karabekir neighborhood.
However, Muhammed Nur Sefer succumbed to his injures at Kilis State Hospital 11 days after the attack. His remains were sent to Azaz to be laid to rest.
Sefer’s death brought the death toll in ISIL rocket attacks targeting the border province since early January to 22. Twelve of those who killed were Syrian citizens.
After a series of deadly attacks targeting the country, the Turkish military and the U.S.-led coalition forces launched a joint military operation in Syria on Aug. 24 to remove the jihadist group and other terrorist elements from the border.