As a result of mortar shelling of the Turkish border region, civilians were killed and injured. The Turkish border town in the province of Mardin was subjected to mortar fire from Syria. This was reported on October 12 by Xinhua.
As stated in the office of the governor of the province of Mardin, eight civilians were killed and 35 were injured in the Nusaybin district.

The so-called Self-Defense Forces is blamed for the incident, a movement that Turkey considers to be the Syrian offshoot of the Kurdistan Workers Party, a recognized terrorist organization in the US, EU and Turkey.

Recall, October 9, Turkey launched a new operation in Syria called the Source of Peace.

Its goal is to create a buffer zone in northern Syria where refugees can return. Ankara intends to clear this territory of the soldiers of the Kurdish militias.

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