Rocket attack by YPG injures four in Syria’s Afrin


The town centre of the northeastern Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin, which it has occupied by Turkey since early 2018, was hit by rockets and four civilians were wounded on Wednesday, state-run Anadolu news agency said.

The rockets were launched from Tal Rifaat and the Syrian Kurdish People’s Democratic Units (YPG) was responsible for the attack, Anadolu said.

Tal Rifaat is situated near the enclave and the YPG forces were stipulated to withdraw from the town by a Turkish-Russian deal which came after Ankara’s recent military operation in northern Syria.

Turkey launched Operation Peace Spring on Oct. 9, initially pressing forward to clear an area between Tal Abyad and Ras al Ayn in northeast Syria of the Kurdish led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and its affiliate YPG, which Turkey sees as extensions of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

Turkish-controlled areas in northern Syria have been a frequent target of bomb attacks that claimed the lives of several Turkish-backed militia and civilians.



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