AL-BAB, Syria

One civilian was injured in mortar attacks targeting the town of Al-Bab in northern Syria from Tel Rifat under the occupation of the YPG/PKK terror group.

The YPG/PKK terrorist organization attacked the villages of Hazvan and Susyan in the Al-Bab district, which were cleared of terrorists with Turkey’s Operation Euphrates Shield.

The areas where civilians live were targeted by nine separate mortar attacks.

The Turkish Armed Forces responded with howitzers targeting terrorist positions.

The YPG/PKK terror group often mounts attacks on Jarablus, Afrin, and Azaz from Syria’s Manbij and Tel Rifat areas, which remain under its occupation.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK — listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US, and EU — has been responsible for the deaths of 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants.

The YPG is the PKK’s Syrian offshoot.

Euphrates Shield (2016) is one of the three successful anti-terror operations that Turkey has launched since 2016 across its border in northern Syria to prevent the formation of a terror corridor and enable the peaceful settlement of residents. The other two are Olive Branch (2018) and Peace Spring (2019).

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