The Turkish military responded to a missile attack on the city of Kilis, firing at the position of the Syrian Kurds.

On January 24, the Syrian Kurds attacked the Turkish border town of Kilis. This is reported by the Turkish news agency Anadolu . 

One of the missiles hit the mosque, the other – into the house.

As a result of the attack, 13 people were injured, two of them died in the hospital.

According to the agency, the Turkish military responded to the missile attack, firing at the position of the Syrian Kurds.

Turkey launched the military operation “Olive Branch”  in Syrian Afrina on January 20.

On January 23, US Secretary of Defense James Mattis said that Turkey’s military actions against Kurds in northwestern Syria are diverted from international efforts aimed at destroying the terrorist group Islamic State.

Kurds, whose number currently stands at 30 million, reside in Turkey, Syria, Azerbaijan and Iraq. Throughout the twentieth century, they tried to gain national independence. The Turkish authorities consider the creation of a Kurdish state or autonomy inadmissible. The Kurdistan Workers’ Party in Turkey is listed as a terrorist organization.