At least 13 civilians were killed in a YPG attack on a hospital in Afrin, Syria
Afrin, Syria

The Turkish state of Hatay announced, on Saturday, that 13 civilians were killed and more than 20 others were injured, as a result of an attack by the militia “YPG/PKK” organization targeting a private hospital in the city of Afrin, northern Syria.

The state said in a statement that YPG/PKK militants fired Grad rockets and artillery shells from the neighboring city of “Tal Rifaat” in Aleppo Governorate (north), hitting the emergency department of “Al-Shifaa” hospital in Afrin city.

She explained that the attack resulted in the killing of 6 civilians in the hospital and the injury of more than 20 others.

And she confirmed that the local security authorities, which provide advisory services in coordination with the Hatay province, launched an investigation in coordination with the judicial authorities about the attack.

In March 2018, the Turkish forces and the Syrian National Army managed, through Operation Olive Branch, to liberate the Afrin region from the grip of the militia YPG/PKK, which had controlled it for six years.

“Tal Rifaat” in Aleppo governorate has been under the control of YPG militia since 2016 when they use it as a launching pad to carry out attacks.

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