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Rocket fired by PYD/PKK terror group targets Turkey's Kilis

ROCKET FIRED BY PYD/PKK TERROR GROUP TARGETS TURKEYS KILIS

A rocket attack carried out by PYD/PKK terror group in Syria on Tuesday targetted the Şıh Mehmet neighborhood in Turkey's Kilis province. No casualties were reported following the incident.

Three rockets fired by PYD/PKK terrorists from Syria hit Turkey's border provinces of Kilis and Hatay on Tuesday amid the ongoing Operation Olive Branch.

One rocket landed in an olive grove in the Şıh Mehmet neighborhood of Kilis, according to an Anadolu Agency correspondent on the ground.

No casualties were reported in the incident.

Another two rockets landed in an empty area in Bölünmez neighborhood of Hatay's Reyhanlı district. Again, no casualties were reported in the incident.

Turkish forces immediately responded to the attack with Fırtına howitzers.

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

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

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

Since the beginning of the operation, 20 rockets have hit Kilis, killing two civilians and injuring 21 others.

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