Teenager wounded in border town amid Syria clashes
ŞANLIURFA - Doğan News Agency
DHA photoCasim Erdemir, 16, was hit by a stray bullet yesterday when clashes between the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and the Democratic Union Party (PYD) spilled over to the border town of Ceylanpınar.
Casin was walking on 1002 Street when the bullet, fired by someone on the other side of the border amid clashes, hit him in the head. He was immediately taken to Ceylanpinar state hospital, where he remains under treatment.
Residents of Ceylanpınar, which borders the Syrian town of Ras al-Ayn, have been warned against observing clashes over the border line though few choose to pay attention.
Schools were evacuated in the area yesterday as well.
Schools in Turkish towns close to the Syrian border were closed for a longer period of time in November of last year due to clashes.
Fighters from the Syrian government-leaning Kurdish Democratic Union Party have been sporadically fighting rebels, most of them from Islamist groups, since November for control of the area.