Turkish forces on Friday “neutralized” 11 YPG/PKK terrorists after the terror group fired rockets into the Türkiye-Syria border area, the Turkish Defense Ministry said.
“PKK/YPG terrorists carried out a multi-barrel rocket attack from Tel Rifat to the responsibility area of our Oncupinar Border Post. While there was no damage/loss in our units, the terrorist targets were hit strongly within the scope of self-defense,” the ministry said in a written statement.
Any attack by the terrorists will not remain unanswered, it reiterated.
The statement came shortly after the governor’s office of Türkiye’s southern Kilis province said eight multi-barrel rocket launchers fired by YPG/PKK terrorists in northern Syria landed in the Oncupinar border crossing area in Kilis near the border with Syria.
In its more than 35-year terror campaign against Türkiye, the PKK – listed as a terrorist organization by Türkiye, the US and EU – has been responsible for the deaths of more than 40,000 people, including women, children and infants. The YPG is the terror group’s Syrian offshoot.
Source: Anadolu Agency