Turkish man wounded from Syrian stray bullet: Official
DHA PhotoA Turkish official says a man has been wounded from a stray bullet fired during clashes between Syrian rebels and pro-government Kurdish gunmen across the border in Syria, Agence France-Presse reported.
The official says the man was hit in the neck Thursday in the Turkish village of Ceylanpinar, which borders the Syrian town of Ras al-Ayn. The official from the Ceylanpinar municipality spoke on condition of anonymity in line with government rules.
Fighters from the Syrian government-leaning Kurdish Democratic Union Party have been fighting rebels - most of them from Islamist groups - sporadically since November for control of the area.
The latest fighting between the groups flared up Wednesday, and at least 21 Syrians wounded in the violence were brought to Turkey for treatment. Two of them died in the hospital.
Schools closed in Turkish town near Syria border
Schools have closed for one day in the Ceylanpınar town of Şanlıurfa due to the clashes in Syria between the Free Syrian Army and the Democratic Union Party (PYD) an affiliate of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), Doğan news agency has reported.
The clashes between the FSA and PYD are continuing in the Rasulayn town of Haseki province in Syria. Authorities therefore decided to close schools on the Turkish side for one day due to the security reasons.
Schools in Turkish towns close to the Syrian border were closed for a longer period of time in November last year, due to clashes.