UPDATES WITH NUMBER OF INJURED and TURKEY’S RETALIATION
KILIS, Turkey (AA) – A projectile, reportedly fired from Syria, has killed one person in Turkey’s southeastern border province of Kilis, according to local sources.
According to sources speaking anonymously, one rocket landed Monday evening in Peace Street in the Kazim Karabekir neighborhood.
Eighteen-year-old Syrian national Nur Dervis was killed. Fellow Syrian Emine Asseni, 36, and Turkish national Mustafa Mutluer, 31, were wounded and taken to Kilis State Hospital.
According to military sources, Turkish artillery fired on Daesh positions in Suran, Arshak, Ikdakh and Ihtimalat regions on the Syrian side of the border in retaliation, killing 50 Daesh terrorists.
This latest death follows similar attacks Sunday, when eight people were injured after four rockets landed in the same area, prompting a return of fire across the border by the Turkish military.
Kilis lies six kilometers (four miles) from the Syrian border.
Turkey has been under indiscriminate rocket attack from inside Syria since mid-January. In Kilis province alone, a total of 20 people have been killed and 60 others have been wounded as a result.