Schoolgirl killed in Turkey by rockets from Syria

Turkey slams PKK remarks by EP’s rapporteur

One person was hurt in the attack, the private Dogan news agency reported.

Turkey launched a major military operation on 20 January to clear the Kurdish People's Protection Units, or the YPG, from Syria's northern Afrin region, and claimed last weekend to have killed more than 400 Kurdish fighters, whose forces control around a quarter of Syrian territory.

Addressing parliament on Tuesday, Canikli denied reports of civilian deaths in the offensive, saying, "No civilian has been harmed in Operation Olive Branch of Turkish Armed Forces and the FSA".

"The whole world knows and should know that Turkey does not operate with the mentality of an invader", Yildirim said.

Activists say more than 65 civilians have died in Afrin since Turkey launched its aerial and ground campaign on January 20 to drive out a Syrian Kurdish militia.

Ankara views the YPG as the Syrian branch of the militant Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) that has been fighting for an autonomous region inside Turkey since 1984.

The global body said it "fully supports our Turkish colleagues in their public statements that war is a public health problem".

Turkish authorities have cracked down on any expression of dissent over the air and ground offensive against the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia.

"If it turns out that this operation takes a turn other than to fight a potential terrorist threat to the Turkish border and becomes an invasion operation, (then) this becomes a real problem for us", Macon said in an interview with Le Figaro newspaper published on Wednesday.

The operation in Afrin - bordering Turkey's Hatay and Kilis provinces - was widely expected in the wake of Turkey's Operation Euphrates Shield in northern Syria, which cleared Daesh terrorists from Turkey's border between August 24, 2016, and March 2017.

Two rockets fired by Syrian Kurdish fighters in the enclave of Afrin struck a house and a garden wall in Reyhanli, Hatay, it said.

Two people were hospitalized after the attack.

The attacks have so far killed four people, including Avlar.



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