Read the YPG's statement about Turkey's alleged cross-border attack

Published July 27th, 2015 - 01:24 GMT
Things are getting more tense for Turkey across the border. (AFP/File)
Things are getting more tense for Turkey across the border. (AFP/File)

Things are beginning to sound a lot worse for Turkey in its fight against Daesh and the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), as monitoring groups and Kurdish militia members say Turkish army tanks fired at a Kurdish village just outside Kobane in an overnight assault on Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) troops and their Free Syrian Army allies. 

Internationally speaking, these are serious against Ankara. The YPG is one of the core allies in the US coalition's fight against Daesh in Syria, while Iraqi Kurdistan's peshmerga forces are the same in Iraq.

Turkish fire hit the village of Zur Maghar, just outside the embattled city of Kobane, according to a YPG statement, injuring Kurdish fighters and some of their Free Syrian Army affiliates. Reports of overnight fire were corroborated by the UK monitoring group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Turkish officials, meanwhile, denied the accusation, the AFP reported.

The YPG released this statement Monday, calling on Turkey to halt their military "aggression" against the Kurdish militias and allied Arab rebels in Syria.

Here's the statement. Via Twitter.


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