Report: Rocket hits Turkish border town, wounds at least 10

By REUTERS
January 24, 2018 17:49
Breaking news

Breaking news. (photo credit: JPOST STAFF)

ANKARA - A rocket fired from the Syrian region of Afrin struck the Turkish border town of Kilis on Wednesday, wounding at least 10 people in the area, the private Dogan news agency said.

Dogan said the rocket, fired from across the border, had hit a mosque in the city center. It said emergency teams and ambulances had been sent to the site, while security forces cleared the area of civilians.

As Turkey's operation against the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia in Afrin entered its fifth day, several rockets have hit the Turkish border towns of Kilis and Reyhanli.

On Saturday, as Turkey started its operation, rockets fired across the border hit Reyhanli, killing a Syrian national and wounding 46 people, the local governor's office said. Another five were wounded when rockets hit Kilis, a Reuters witness said.


Related Content

Breaking news
May 20, 2018
Lebanese play on Palestinian "patience" raises funds for Gaza hospital

By REUTERS