Turkey again shelled from Syrian territory
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 20
By Orkhan Quluzade – Trend:
Five mortar shells fired from Syrian territory landed in Turkey’s southern province of Hatay, Haber 7 newspaper reported Oct. 20.
Reportedly, Hatay was shelled from the Syrian city of Afrin, which is under control of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) militants.
The Turkish Armed Forces responded with artillery fire.
In the morning of Oct. 20, the Armed Forces of Turkey destroyed 18 targets of People's Protection Units (YPG) and PYD terrorist groups.
Around 160-200 militants were neutralized in the operation.
Three mortar shells landed in the Turkish province of Osmaniye on Oct. 19, wounding two people.
On Aug. 24 morning, the Turkish Air Force with the support of the coalition aircraft launched an operation to liberate the city of Jarabulus from the “Islamic State” (IS, ISIL, ISIS or Daesh) militants in northern Syria.
The operation was dubbed the “Shield of the Euphrates”.
Syria has been suffering from an armed conflict since March 2011, which, according to the UN, has so far claimed over 500,000 lives. Militants from various armed groups are confronting the Syrian government troops. The IS, the YPG and the PYD are the most active terrorist groups in Syria.
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