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YPG/PKK terror attack in N.Syria kills 2 civilians

Woman and child killed, another woman seriously injured when 3 terrorist mortar shells fired at Jarabulus, northern Syria

Mehmet Akif Parlak   | 14.03.2021
YPG/PKK terror attack in N.Syria kills 2 civilians

GAZIANTEP, Turkey

Two civilians, including a woman and child, were killed on Sunday by an attack by the terrorist YPG/PKK in a village in Jarabulus, northern Syia.

The governor’s office in Gaziantep, southern Turkey, which helps keep the peace in the area across the border, said the terrorist YPG/PKK had fired three mortar shells from the border line around Manbij and killed a woman and child.

Another woman was seriously injured and in critical condition in a local hospital, the office added in a statement.

In 2016 Jarabulus was cleared of terrorists by Turkey’s Operation Euphrates Shield, an operation launched to prevent a terrorist corridor and keep the region safe, but terror groups still sometimes attack in an effort to disturb the peace.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK – listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US, and the EU – has been responsible for the deaths of nearly 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants. The YPG is the PKK’s Syrian offshoot.

Since 2016, Turkey has launched a trio of successful anti-terror operations across its border in northern Syria to enable the peaceful settlement of residents: Euphrates Shield (2016), Olive Branch (2018), and Peace Spring (2019).

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