By Mumin Altas
ANKARA (AA) - Turkish army drones have captured on film the YPG/PKK terror group’s attacks on Turkey’s border provinces of Hatay and Kilis from western Afrin in Syria.
The footage shows scenes from the suburbs of Jinderes town in Afrin and it clearly shows who the perpetrators of such attacks are.
The YPG/PKK terrorists can be seen launching attacks on Turkey from between houses in residential area inside Syria.
Jinderes is one of the places from where the YPG/PKK launches attacks on civilians in Turkey.
YPG/PKK terrorists can also be seen in the footage using civilian disguises in residential area.
Terrorists also use vehicle-mounted cannons to launch their assault.
Following the rocket attacks, terrorists are seen fleeing to nearby houses.
At least seven civilians have been killed and 113 others injured during such attacks.
The drones record every move of the terrorists, including the deployment of a vehicle to target Turkish territory and their arrival at a YPG/PKK terror base.
Another striking detail seen in the footage is how the terrorists burn tires in order to block the view of drones.
Turkish Armed Forces later destroyed the hideouts of terrorists at the base that had been identified by the drones.
Since the launch of the military operation in Afrin, 98 rockets and howitzers have been fired by PYD/PKK terror group at civilians living within Turkish borders.
Turkey on Jan. 20 launched Operation Olive Branch to remove PYD/PKK and Daesh terrorists from Afrin.
According to the Turkish General Staff, the operation aims to establish security and stability along Turkey’s borders and the region as well as protect Syrians from terrorist cruelty and oppression.
The operation is being carried out under the framework of Turkey’s rights based on international law, UN Security Council resolutions, its self-defense rights under the UN charter, and respect for Syria's territorial integrity, the military said.
The military has also said that only terrorist targets are being destroyed and "utmost care" is being taken to avoid harming civilians.
Afrin has been a major hideout for the PYD/PKK since July 2012 when the Assad regime in Syria left the city to the terror group without a fight.