3 SNA fighters wounded as YPG violates ceasefire in northern Syria

Orient Net | 2019-10-19 14:25 Damascuss

3 SNA fighters wounded as YPG violates ceasefire in northern Syria

The People's Protection Units (YPG) terrorists have launched 14 attacks in the first 36 hours of the ceasefire, Turkish Defense Ministry said Saturday (October 19).

YPG/PKK terrorists have launched 14 attacks and harassing fire in Ras al-Ayn, one in Tal Abyad and one in Tal Tamr in northern Syria, the ministry said in a statement.

YPG/PKK terrorists attacked Syrian National Army (SNA) soldiers in Turkey-Syria border city of Ras al-Ayn, the ministry said later on Saturday.

Terrorists targeted SNA soldiers despite the Turkey-US deal on pausing Operation Peace Spring for withdrawal of terrorists from safe zone area within 120 hours.

Terrorist YPG/PKK attacked SNA soldiers with snipers and wounded three of them.

Wounded soldiers were brought to Akcakale district of Sanlıurfa province of Turkey for treatment.

Turkey and the US reached a deal on Thursday, which involves the withdrawal of YPG terrorists from the demarcation line 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of the Turkish border. The US will facilitate the withdrawal, while Turkey has agreed to pause Operation Peace Spring for 120 hours.

Turkey launched Operation Peace Spring, the third in a series of cross-border anti-terror operations in northern Syria targeting terrorists affiliated with ISIS and the PKK's Syrian offshoot the People's Protection Units (YPG), on October 9.

Based on DS



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