By Mehmet Kemal Firik
HATAY, Turkey (AA) - Two civilians near Turkey’s border were injured by rockets fired by Syrian-based PYD/PKK terrorists on Wednesday.
A rocket hit the wall of a house in Gultepe, Reyhanli in the border province of Hatay, according to an Anadolu Agency correspondent on the ground.
Following the attack, another rocket hit the same neighborhood, injuring another civilian.
The injured civilians were taken to the hospital while police, firefighters, and paramedics rushed to the scene.
Two houses and several cars in the neighborhood were damaged, but no other causalities were reported.
The attacks come amid a Turkish-led operation across the border in Syria to snuff out the terrorist threat there.
Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch on Jan. 20 to clear PYD/PKK and Daesh terrorists from Afrin, northwestern Syria.
Since the onset of the operation, the PYD/PKK has carried out cross-border attacks on Turkey by firing rockets on civilian neighborhoods.
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.