AKCAKALE, Turkey (AA) - The Daesh terror group claimed responsibility for a bomb attack Friday in northeastern Qamishli, Syria that the YPG/PKK initially blamed on Turkey.
The terror group, through its so-called news agency, Amaq, said it blew up a vehicle loaded with bombs in front of a police center in the Garbiya neighborhood in the morning hours.
The YPG/PKK and its supporters shared images of injured civilians and claimed Turkey carried out the attack.
Earlier today, Turkish National Defense Ministry denied claims that Turkish army targeted civilians in Qamishli and Derik districts in northern Syria.
The false reports by “baby killer” PKK/PYD-YPG terrorists claiming that Turkish Armed Forces targeted civilians in Qamishli and Derik in northern Syria “push the limits of reason”, said the ministry in a statement.
There are no operational elements belonging to Turkish forces in these regions, the statement added.
Turkey on Wednesday launched Operation Peace Spring east of the Euphrates River in northern Syria to secure its borders by eliminating terrorists there and to ensure the safe return of Syrian refugees and Syria’s territorial integrity.
Ankara wants to eliminate from the region terrorist elements of the PKK and its Syrian offshoot, the PYD/YPG.
In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the European Union -- has been responsible for the deaths of 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants.