Ankara: Five rocket launchers wounded by Syrian fighters

Kurdish fighters fired rockets and mortar shells from Syria in an attack Thursday at a military border post in southeastern Turkey, injuring four Turkish soldiers and a civilian, the Turkish Defense Ministry said.

The ministry stressed that the Turkish army retaliated against targets in the Kombani area of ​​northern Syria from where the attack took place.

Such cross-border exchanges of fire have occurred sporadically in recent years during the war in Syria.

The five people injured in Turkey, in the Karkamis area of ​​Gaziantep province, were taken to hospital, the ministry said.

The Kombani area is under the control of the Kurdish YPG militia, which Turkey considers a terrorist group and an extension of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

Source: KYPE

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