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Turkey: PKK/YPG terror attack from Syria martyrs 2 civilians

Terror attacks target civilians in Kiziltepe district, says governor's office in northeastern Mardin province

Muhammed Furkan Gunes   | 15.10.2019
Turkey: PKK/YPG terror attack from Syria martyrs 2 civilians

MARDIN, Turkey 

Two civilians were martyred and 12 others injured in mortar and rocket attacks by YPG/PKK terrorists from Syria at Turkey's border provinces, officials said Tuesday.

The Governor's Office in Mardin province said the attacks targeted civilians in Taslica and Otluk, the rural areas of Kiziltepe district.

It added that the injured are getting treatment in nearby hospitals.

Turkey on Oct. 9 launched Operation Peace Spring to eliminate terrorists from northern Syria in order to secure Turkey’s borders, aid in the safe return of Syrian refugees, and ensure Syria’s territorial integrity.

Ankara wants to clear northern Syria east of the Euphrates River of the terrorist PKK and its Syrian offshoot, the PYD/YPG.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S., and the European Union -- has been responsible for deaths of 40,000 people, including women, children and infants.

*Writing by Sena Guler

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