Turkey responds to harassing fire in NW Syria

The on Saturday retaliated to harassing by in northwestern , officials said.

According to a tweet by the , the firing came from city in Syria and Turkish military in the zone responded with equal force.

Since 2016, Turkey has conducted two successful cross-border operations into Syria -- operations Euphrates Shield and Olive Branch -- with a view to eradicating terrorist groups operating near Turkey's borders.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK -- listed as a by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU -- has been responsible for the deaths of some 40,000 people, including women and children. The YPG is its Syrian branch.

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