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Turkey: Army howitzers rain shells on Kurdish YPG fighters in Syria01:07

Turkey: Army howitzers rain shells on Kurdish YPG fighters in Syria

Turkey, Akcabaglar, near Kilis
February 15, 2016 at 18:27 GMT +00:00 · Published

Turkish Army howitzers at the Akcabar Military Base near Kilis shelled the positions of Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) fighters located just across the border in Syria, Monday. Ankara has said the shells were fired in retaliation for an attack on a border security outpost earlier in the day.

The Turkish Army has reportedly trained fire on fighters of the PYD's People's Protection Units (YPG) since Friday, with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu stating that Ankara will not let the northern Syrian town of Azaz fall to Kurdish forces. He has also said that Turkish shells would disable the nearby Menagh air base, if it looked like falling into Kurdish hands.

At least 29 YPG militants have reportedly been killed since the bombardments began three days ago.

Turkey: Army howitzers rain shells on Kurdish YPG fighters in Syria01:07
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Turkish Army howitzers at the Akcabar Military Base near Kilis shelled the positions of Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) fighters located just across the border in Syria, Monday. Ankara has said the shells were fired in retaliation for an attack on a border security outpost earlier in the day.

The Turkish Army has reportedly trained fire on fighters of the PYD's People's Protection Units (YPG) since Friday, with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu stating that Ankara will not let the northern Syrian town of Azaz fall to Kurdish forces. He has also said that Turkish shells would disable the nearby Menagh air base, if it looked like falling into Kurdish hands.

At least 29 YPG militants have reportedly been killed since the bombardments began three days ago.

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