Turkey continues shelling PYD positions in Syria

Turkish Army continues shelling PYD positions in Azaz district of Syria for eighth consecutive day

Photo by: AA
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Turkish army has been shelling PYD positions in northern Syria since Feb.12, in retaliation to artillery fire from PYD forces in Azaz.

Turkey fired artillery rounds on PYD positions in Syria’s Azaz district located in the northern countryside of Aleppo for the eighth consecutive day.

PYD is the Syrian affiliate of the terrorist PKK organisation, which has targeted security forces as well as civilians in Turkey since 1984.

Since Feb. 12, Turkish military has been shelling PYD and PKK positions in northern Syria intermittently in retaliation to artillery fire from PYD forces based around Azaz.

Also, on Feb. 17, a terror attack by PYD targeted military vehicles carrying personnel working for the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) in Turkey’s capital Ankara, killing at least 28 people and wounding 81.

A PKK/PYD affiliated terrorist group TAK claimed responsibility for the Ankara attack .

TAK issued a written statement on the internet saying that it would continue its attacks. The group claimed that the bomber was a 26-year-old Turkish national born in the eastern city of Van.

TAK most recently claimed responsibility for a mortar attack at Istanbul's second airport on Dec. 23, 2015.

The explosion took place at the airport apron, killing a janitor and wounding another one as they were working inside one of the Pegasus Airlines planes, according to a statement released by the airlines.

US Department of State acknowledges that TAK is affiliated with PKK terrorist group and “is responsible for multiple terrorist attacks in Turkey, which targeted tourist locations, military sites, and government buildings, resulting in several deaths.”

TRTWorld, AA