AFRIN, Syria

Four civilians were killed and 10 others injured in rocket attacks by YPG/PKK terrorist group on Thursday in the Afrin district in northern Syria.

The terrorist organization staged its attacks from the Tal Rifaat city, which it continues to occupy.

One civilian was killed and two others injured when the terrorist group targeted their car in the Maryamin village of Afrin.

The attack was followed by six rockets targeting the streets of the Political Boulevard, Ziyadiye, and Raju in Afrin district center. According to initial reports, three civilians lost their lives and eight others were injured.

Since the liberation of Afrin, the terrorist group has continued to target it from Tal Rifaat, where a Turkish-Russian agreement signed in October 2019 requires its withdrawal.

In March 2018, the Turkish forces and the Syrian National Army managed, through Operation Olive Branch, to liberate the Afrin region from the grip of YPG/PKK terrorists after controlling it for six years.

In its more than 35-year terror campaign against Turkiye, the PKK – listed as a terror organization by Turkiye, the US, and 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.

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