UPDATES WITH THE LANDING OF ANOTHER ROCKET, EDITS THROUGHOUT
By Hakan Can Sahin, Burak Milli and Huseyin Yildiz
HATAY, Turkey (AA) - Two rockets fired on Wednesday by PYD/PKK terrorists from Syria landed in Turkey's southern Hatay province.
One of the rockets landed on a road in Reyhanli district, but did not explode. It was later disposed of under enhanced security measures.
Another rocket landed in Kirikhan district later on Wednesday, near the Turkey-Syria border; no casualties were reported.
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, five civilians have been killed, and 73 others, including children, have been injured in rocket attacks by PYD/PKK terrorists on Turkey's border provinces of Kilis and Hatay. A total of 52 rockets have been fired from Syria's northwestern Afrin region.