2 civilians dead, 12 injured in YPG mortar attack targeting Turkey's Mardin

2 civilians dead, 12 injured in YPG mortar attack targeting Turkey's Mardin
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  • calendar-gray 15 October 2019

Two civilians died, 12 others were injured after the PKK's Syrian offshoot the People's Protection Units (YPG) terrorists carried out a mortar attack targeting Kızıltepe district in southeastern Turkey's Mardin province, reports said Tuesday, APA reports citing Daily Sabah.

Paramedics and emergency teams were dispatched to Taşlıca Village, located across the border from Syria.

Municipal authorities continued to warn locals against possible attacks.

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Monday that more than 700 mortars have been launched into the country by the YPG, killing 18 civilians and wounding nearly 200 others, since Operation Peace Spring began.

Turkey launched Operation Peace Spring, the third in a series of cross-border anti-terror operations in northern Syria targeting terrorists affiliated with Daesh and the PKK's Syrian offshoot the YPG, on Oct. 9 at 4 p.m.

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