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Rockets from terrorist PYD/PKK in Syria hit Turkey

No casualties reported after 3 rockets land in vacant area in Kilis province

Rockets from terrorist PYD/PKK in Syria hit Turkey File photo

By Halil Fidan

KILIS, Turkey

Three rockets fired by PYD/PKK terrorists in Syria hit Turkey’s border province of Kilis Saturday as the Turkish-led Operation Olive Branch across the border in Syria continues.

The rockets landed in a vacant area near Kilis’ village of Kocabeyli, according to an Anadolu Agency correspondent on the ground.

No casualties were reported.

Turkish forces immediately responded to the attack by targeting PYD/PKK positions in Afrin, Syria via air and land strikes.

Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch on Jan. 20 to clear PYD/PKK and Daesh terrorists from Afrin in northwestern Syria.

Since the start of the operation, the PYD/PKK has targeted civilians in Turkey with some 100 cross-border attacks, leading to seven civilian deaths and 125 wounded.

According to the Turkish General Staff, Operation Olive Branch aims to establish security and stability along Turkish borders and the region as well as protect Syrians from terrorist oppression and cruelty.

The operation is being carried out under the framework of Turkey’s rights based on international law, UN Security Council resolutions, its self-defense rights under the UN Charter, and respect for Syria's territorial integrity.

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