Syria: 3 civilians injured in Afrin terror attack

Syria: 3 civilians injured in Afrin terror attack
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At least three civilians were injured on Thursday in a missile attack carried out by the YPG/PKK terror group in northwestern Syria, according to local sources, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.

The terror group, attacking from Syria’s Tal Rifaat region, targeted the Maryamin region in western Afrin province.

Three civilians inside a vehicle were wounded in the attack that damaged the vehicle. Those injured were taken to hospitals.

Afrin was largely cleared of YPG/PKK terrorists in 2018 through Turkey’s anti-terror offensive Operation Olive Branch, but the terror group still has sleeper cells in the region.

The terror group often targets Jarabulus, Azaz, Afrin and al-Bab by attacking from adjacent Tal Rifaat and Manbij regions.

In its more than 35-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK -- listed as a terror organization by Turkey, the US, and the EU -- has been responsible for the deaths of nearly 40,000 people, including women, children and infants.

The YPG is the PKK’s Syrian offshoot.

Since 2016, Turkey has launched a trio of successful anti-terror operations across its border in northern Syria to prevent the formation of a terror corridor and to enable the peaceful settlement of residents: Euphrates Shield (2016), Olive Branch (2018), and Peace Spring (2019).

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