By Hakan Can Sahin
HATAY, Turkey (AA) - A rocket fired on Wednesday by PYD/PKK terrorists from Syria landed on a road in Turkey’s border province of Hatay, but did not explode.
The rocket was later disposed under enhanced security measures.
Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch on Jan. 20 to clear PYD/PKK and Daesh terrorists from Afrin, northwestern Syria.
According to the Turkish General Staff, Operation Olive Branch aims to establish security and stability along Turkish borders and the region as well as to protect Syrians from terrorist oppression and cruelty.
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.
Since the beginning of the operation, 20 rockets have hit Turkey's southern province of Kilis, killing two civilians and injuring 21 others.