Six people killed, 70 wounded in SDF shelling of Turkish border towns

People rush in the street in Akcakale at the Turkish border with Syria. (AFP)

The death toll from Kurdish shelling of Turkish towns has risen to six people dead and 70 wounded, Al Arabiya’s correspondent on the ground reported.

Earlier in the day, three people, including a child, were killed on Thursday in mortar fire that was fired from Syria to the Turkish border town of Akcakale, hospital and security source say.

Seventeen people were wounded after rockets and mortar shells fired from Syria hit places in towns on the Turkish side of the border on Thursday, an Al Arabiya correspondent said.

State-owned Anadolu news agency said the shells, believed to have been fired from areas controlled by a Kurdish militia in Syria being targeted by Turkish forces, hit sites in the Turkish towns of Akcakale, Birecik, Ceylanpinar and Nusaybin.

Syrian state media also reported that clashes are taking place between Syrian Democratic Forces and Turkish forces in Tell Halaf n the Al Hasakah governorate of northeastern Syria.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:54 - GMT 06:54
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