Monday 18 June 2018

Rocket attacks from Syrian enclave wound nine people in Turkey

The missiles hit the towns of Reyhanli and Kilis, according to local officials, as Turkey continues its cross-border operations.

A restaurant worker wounded in a rocket attack fired from inside Syria (AP)
A restaurant worker wounded in a rocket attack fired from inside Syria (AP)

By Associated Press Reporters

Nine people have been wounded in a barrage of rockets fired at two border towns in Turkey across from the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin.

The state-run Anadolu Agency said three rockets targeted Reyhanli in Hatay province, hitting a house, a road close to a marketplace and the outer wall of a workplace. Six people were taken to hospital from that attack.

Governor Mehmet Tekinarslan said three more rockets hit the town of Kilis, north-east of Reyhanli, where at least three people were injured.

Ankara launched a cross-border offensive into Afrin on January 20 to rout the Syrian Kurdish militia it said is linked to insurgents fighting inside Turkey.

At least four people have been killed in rocket attacks on the two towns since then.

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