Turkish Army bombs PKK-affiliated SDF in Aleppo’s Efrin
Turkish artillery (Photo: Daily Sabah)
Date: 2017-04-27 13:02
During the past 24 hours, the Syrian-Turkish border has witnessed an escalating military tension between the Turkish Army and the PKK-affiliated ’Syria Democratic Forces’ (SDF).
The Turkish Chief of Staff has confirmed in a statement targeting the sites of the Assad terrorists and the SDF in response to the fall of two mortar shells on Turkish territory from their areas of control.
The statement said that a mortar shell fired Wednesday from the town of Efrin in the Aleppo northwestern countryside, controlled by the SDF, hit a Turkish border sentry in the state of Hatay.
The statement added that another shell fired from areas controlled by the Assad terrorists hit another border camp in the same state, adding that the two shells caused physical damage to some parts of the outposts, without causing casualties or injuries.
Immediately after carrying out the the mortar attacks, the Turkish artillery stationed in the border areas bombed sites belonging to the Assad regime and the Kurdish SDF.
On the other hand, Kurdish media reported that an exchange of fire took place between the Turkish Army and the SDF near the village of Jattal between the town of Derbasiya and Qarmaniyeh in the countryside of Hasaka.
The media office of the SDF claimed that a tank of the Turkish Army had been destroyed after being targeted with an anti-tank missile near the town of Derbasiyeh.
The developments came two days after Turkish fighter jets launched a series of airstrikes on the headquarters of the SDF in northeastern Syria and the sites of the PKK in Sinjar in northern Iraq, killing 70 Kurdish terrorists in the two regions, according to a statement by the Turkish Army.