The United States of America refrained from condemning the terrorist attacks launched by the “PKK/YPG” organization on Turkish territory from the Syrian side.
This came in a statement issued by the US State Department on Monday evening, regarding the “claw – sword” operation carried out by Turkish forces against terrorist elements in northern Iraq and Syria.
And the US State Department said only: “We express our sincere condolences to the civilians who lost their lives in Turkey and Syria.”
In her statement, she added, “We call for de-escalation in Syria to protect civilians and support the common goal of defeating ISIS. We continue to oppose uncoordinated military action in Iraq that violates Iraqi sovereignty.”
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3 civilians were killed and 6 others were wounded, as a result of shells fired by the terrorist organization “YPG” from northern Syria, on Monday, on the district of Qarkamish in the state of Gaziantep, according to Turkish Interior Minister Suleiman Soylu.
On Sunday, a soldier and 7 policemen were injured as a result of rockets being fired at the Ongopinar border gate in Kilis by terrorist YBG elements.
At dawn on Sunday, the Turkish Ministry of Defense announced that its forces launched the “claw-sword” air operation against terrorist sites in northern Iraq and Syria, and Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said that the Turkish forces neutralized 184 terrorists during the operation.