Turkey Conducts Fresh Shelling On YPG Positions In Syria

Photo: Anadolu Agency
Photo: Anadolu Agency

Kilis, Turkey, 12  Jumadal Awwal 1437/20 February 2016 (MINA) – Turkey fired artillery rounds on YPG positions in Syria’s Azaz district located in the northern countryside of Aleppo for the eighth consecutive day.

PYD is the Syrian affiliate of the terrorist PKK organization, which has targeted security forces as well as civilians in Turkey since 1984, Anadolu Agency quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.

Friday’s artillery fire began 7 p.m. local time (1900GMT), the sound of which reverberated in Kilis province, Anadolu Agency’s correspondents on the Turkish-Syrian border reported.

Since Feb. 12, Turkish military has been shelling PYD and PKK positions in northern Syria intermittently in retaliation to artillery fire from PYD forces based around Azaz.

Earlier, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu dubbed YPG — the armed wing of the PYD group — as “a pawn of the Syrian regime” over Ankara attack that killed 28 people on Wednesday.  (T/P010/R07)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)