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    The residents of two Turkish villages, located on the border with Syria, have been evacuated due to shelling from the territory of Syria, Turkey's Anadolu reported Sunday.

    ANKARA, October 5 (RIA Novosti) - The residents of two Turkish villages, located on the border with Syria, have been evacuated due to shelling from the territory of Syria, Turkey's Anadolu reported Sunday.

    "We decided to transfer the residents of Buyuk Kendirci and Kucuk Kendirci in a more secure place," Anadolu quoted Sanliurfa Governor Izzettin Kucuk as saying.

    According to Anadolu, a shell landed in the territory of Turkey, near the town of Suruc in Sanliurfa Governorate. It burst in the yard of a private house, injuring two people, who were taken to a local hospital.

    The incident happened after military confrontation had intensified between the Islamic State militants and Kurdish fighters in Kobani, a city in Syria's Aleppo Governorate which the Kurdish People's Protection Units took control of in 2012 as a result of the Syrian civil war.

    The IS, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), has been fighting the Syrian government since 2012. In June 2014, the group extended its attacks to northern and western Iraq, declaring a caliphate on the territories over which it had control.

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