Projectiles have reportedly been fired from inside Syrian territory onto Turkey, prompting Turkish troops to reply in form.
The Tuesday incidents noticed two mortar shells being fired from Syria towards the Turkish border city of Karkamis after which three rocket shells putting Kilis, one other border city mendacity 80 kilometers (50 miles) away.
The Turkish navy retaliated each assaults with counterattacks on Kurdish positions and alleged targets belonging to the Daesh terror group inside Syria.
It’s not but clear whether or not the exchanges of fireplace led to any casualties.
Daesh, broadly reported to be having fun with secure passage into and outdoors Syria by means of Turkish soil apart from receiving different sorts of assist, has been staging a number of lethal assaults throughout the Turkish territory over the previous months.
The nation has additionally been coming underneath assault by the outlawed Kurdistan Staff’ Occasion (PKK) militants, whose positions it has been closely pounding inside Iraq. Turkish authorities have additionally been main a lethal crackdown within the nation’s southeast to quell Kurdish militants there.
The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, in the meantime, reported that the primary Turkish counterattack on Tuesday was aimed on the Kurdish Democratic Union Occasion (PYD), which Ankara associates with the PKK.
The Kurdish fighters are transferring from the city of Manbij — which they not too long ago free of Daesh — towards Jarablus, one other city held by the fear group.