TO THE PRESS AND PUBLIC OPINION
STATEMENT # 20170213
The Turkish army and the gangs operating under the command of the Turkish army continue their attacks and violations against the territory of Rojava.
Turkish military and affiliated gang attacks and violations are as follows;
On February 11 the Turkish military entered the territory of Selim village west of the town of Kobanê and began road construction. The same night reconnaissance aircraft of the Turkish army flew over the territory of Rojava.
Gangs under the command of the Turkish army, acting on the same night with shells and tanks, attacked the village of Maranaz and Willa Qadi in Efrîn. Our forces responded against these attacks in the level of response needed.
On February 12, at 17.00, the Turkish army attempted to enter Rojava territory through the village Xerex located between Amuda and Darbasiya. When Turkish soldiers tried to cross the border our forces on the border points fired warnings. After this warning the Turkish troops again crossed back to the northern border.
Today, the Turkish military from the same area once again tried to cross into the Rojava territory. After our forces responded to the attempted attack, brief clashes took place. After this, the Turkish army deployed tanks and panzers to the border area.
The Turkish army on the night of February 12 with heavy weapons attacked the border villages Esafa and Qawikli to the east of Kobanê.
The same night the gangs operating under the command of the Turkish army from their positions in Azaz with tanks and heavy weapons attacked the village of Maranaz and Willa Qadi in Efrîn. Our forces responded to the attacks. As a result of our forces response to the attack military vehicles were damaged.
On 13 February, today, at around 10.00 the Turkish army attempted to cross over to the Elok village from the Rojava border. Our forces responded with warning shots. The Turkish army responded and clashes began. In these clashes Turkish military vehicles were damaged. No information was obtained on Turkish military casualties.
Today the Turkish army violated the territory between Amûdê and Serêkaniyê, and the violations of the Turkish army continue.
YPG Press Office | 13 February 2017