Turkey retaliates against PKK harassment fire in Syria's Tel Rifaat
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Turkey retaliates against PKK harassment fire in Syria's Tel Rifaat

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Turkey retaliated against Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) harassment fire in Syria's Tel Rifaat, the country's defense ministry said Monday.

According to a Twitter post by the ministry, PKK/YPG elements shelled Turkish posts in the Euphrates Shield region.

Since 2016, Turkey has conducted two major military operations in northwestern Syria -- Operations Euphrates Shield and Olive Branch -- to purge the region of terrorist groups Daesh and the YPG, which is the Syrian branch of the terrorist organization PKK.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU -- has been responsible for the deaths of nearly 40,000 people, including many women and children.

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