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UPDATE - Rockets from Syria injure 37 in southern Turkey

UPDATE - Rockets from Syria injure 37 in southern Turkey
Another rocket was launched from Syria, apart from three earlier

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By Mehmet Kemal Firik, Cem Genco and Erdal Turkoglu

HATAY, Turkey (AA) - A total of thirty seven people were injured in cross-border rocket attacks in southern Turkey, according to governor of Hatay.

Three rockets fired from across the border landed in Reyhanli district in southern Hatay province.

"37 people were wounded by rockets launched from Syria. 31 out of them are discharged after outpatient treatment, while four are critically wounded," Hatay Governor Erdal Ata told reporters after visiting the wounded people.

One of the rockets hit a house on Rifat Bahadirli Street in Reyhanli and the other one hit a workplace at Cumhuriyet Street, according to initial reports.

At the same time, another rocket hit Tayfur Sokmen Street.

Later, another rocket also hit the roof of a four-story apartment, according to initial reports.

Fire brigades, security forces and Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) teams are sent to the area.

Buildings and vehicles were damaged in the attack.

The attacks came a day after Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch to remove PKK/KCK/PYD-YPG and Daesh terror groups from northwestern Afrin region of Syria.

The operation was being carried out under the framework of Turkey’s rights based on international law, UN Security Council’s decisions, self-defense rights under the UN charter and respect to Syria's territorial integrity, the Turkish General Staff has said.

The military also said only terrorist targets were being destroyed and 'utmost importance' was being given to not harm any civilian.

source: News Feed
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