YPG fires Russian rockets at Turkey

A rocket fired from the northwest Syrian area of Afrin into Turkey’s Hatay province was Russian-made, the Turkish state-owned Anadolu Agency reports.

The news report cites anonymous Turkish military sources, who it says identified the rocket as a Russian-made anti-tank 9M113 Konkurs missile. It was fired at Hatay’s Kırıkhan district on Wednesday.

Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch, an incursion into Afrin, on Jan. 20, aiming to clear People’s Protection Units (YPG) fighters from the area The YPG is considered an extension of the terrorist-designated Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) by Ankara.

Five Turkish civilians have been killed and over 70 injured in rocket attacks on Turkish border towns near Afrin since the start of the operation, according to Anadolu Agency.