One killed, three injured in rocket attacks in Turkey's south
ISTANBUL – Doğan News Agency
One person was killed and two others were injured on Jan. 22 in a cross-border attack by the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the southern Turkish province of Hatay as the Turkish army’s operation in Syria’s northwestern town of Afrin continues.
According to a security source, YPG militants in Afrin targeted Hatay with a mortar shell, killing one person and injuring two.
The mortar hit the Kaletepe neighborhood of the Kırıkhan district.
Separately, a Turkish soldier was slightly injured in the border district of Ceylanpınar of the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa after being hit by the YPG’s harassing fire opened from al-Hasakah, a district which the Syrian Kurdish militia has control over.
The soldier was taken to the Ceylanpinar State Hospital and he is in good condition, the same source said, adding that the Turkish troops deployed in the border region retaliated and hit YPG targets in al-Hasakah’s Rasulayn district.
Later on Jan. 22, three rockets fired from across the border landed in southern Kilis province.
One of the rockets hit the roof of a house on Kazım Karabekir neighborhood at around 3 p.m. and the others hit a a road and an uninhabited field close to that building, according to initial reports.
Security forces were sent to the area.
No casulties were reported; however, the building was damaged in the attack.
Another rocket fired from the Syrian city of Afrin struck a Turkish camp where Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters were located near the border on the same day, killing two people and wounding 12.
The rocket hit the Kırıkhan district of Turkey's Hatay province on the third day of Turkey's operation against YPG in Afrin.
It said those killed were believed to be FSA rebels, who are involved in the operation.