04:01 GMT07 August 2020
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - At least 11 people were wounded after six rockets launched from Syria's northern Afrin district hit Turkey's southern provinces of Kilis and Hatay, the Daily Sabah newspaper reported Friday.

    Three rockets launched from Afrin reportedly hit Hatay's Reyhanli district injuring six people.

    The media outlet added, citing the Kilis governor, that one of those injured in his province was in a serious condition.

    READ MORE: Afrin Canton Co-Chair: 'We Called on Syrian Army to Protect us'

    The report comes a day after a rocket fell on the roof of a restaurant in the center of Turkish Kilis, injuring one civilian. According to Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, shelling in the Turkish border cities of Reyhanli and Kilis by the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) has killed five Turkish citizens and injured over 100 more since the start of the country's military operation in Syria's Afrin district, with PYD terrorists having fired 82 rockets at Turkish border districts with Syria.

    Shelling and rocket attacks reportedly coming from Kurdish-held territories in Syria have been targeting Reyhanli and Kilis since the start of the Turkish operation in Afrin.

    The Turkish Armed Forces launched on January 20 Operation Olive Branch against the Kurdish forces in Afrin, an area controlled by the US-backed Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), considered by Ankara affiliates of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), designated as a terrorist organization in Turkey and several other countries. The operation has been conducted jointly with the Free Syrian Army forces.


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