Jan 26 2018

Missile fired into Turkey hits home of Syrian refugee

A missile fired into the Turkish border province of Kilis hit the roof of a family who had been forced to flee Syria due to the civil war, but they are adamant that they will not leave their home a second time, Turkish state news agency Anadolu reported.

“I have never left Kilis since we came from Syria, and I will never leave it; Kilis is my homeland,” Neda Ahmar told Anadolu.

“We were comfortable here, my children were attending school, we used the hospitals, and we had no problems," she said.

She blamed the United States and the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) for all of what was happening now, the agency said.

“We experienced war once in Syria, and we don’t want it here,” Ahmar said.

Dozens of missiles have been fired across the border since Turkey began its military operation in the area of Afrin in Syria on Jan. 20, most by PKK-linked People’s Protection Units (YPG), although there have some may have come from the Syrian opposition-controlled province of Idlib.