By Zafer Fatih Beyaz
At least seven Syrian civilians trying to return to their village were killed and three were injured Friday by gunfire from the PYD terrorist organization – the Syrian offshoot of the PKK terrorist organization – according to a military source.
Nearly 10,000 Syrians had moved to Syria’s northern city of Jarabulus from the village of
After the area was rid of Daesh terrorists, Syrian civilians organized through a social media platform to return to their village.
Almost 100 residents of
But the PYD terrorists opened fire on the villagers holding Free Syrian Army (FSA) and Turkish flags, killing seven civilians and injuring three others, said the source.
The injured civilians were rushed to hospitals in Jarabulus.
While the PKK is recognized as
The PKK resumed its decades-old armed campaign in July 2015. Over 1,100 people, including over 800 security personnel and over 300 civilians, have lost their lives in PKK attacks since then. More than 4,000 security personnel and over 2,000 civilians have also been injured.
Syria has been locked in a vicious civil war since early
Since then, more than a quarter of a million people have been killed and more than 10 million displaced across the war-battered country, according to the UN.
The Syrian Center for Policy Research, however, put the death toll from the six-year conflict at more than 470,000 people.