One or two civilians died in an alleged rocket or mortar attack by the YPG on the Qeireikhan district in Hattai state, Turkey, according to local media – though there is some uncertainty over the combatant status of the victims. Turkish sources reported that the victims were civilians, while opposition forces claimed that they were fighters.
Bloomberght, Diken News and NTV News put the death toll at one civilian with two more wounded, reporting that the casualties occurred when rockets were fired by the YPG into the Qeireikhan district of Hattai. @EbuMuaz08 put the death toll at two.
However, Afrin Now claimed that the “two dead” were Turkish soldiers and not civilians. It added that “12 Syrian opposition fighters were wounded” after their camp in Hattai was reportedly targeted by the YPG.
Al Jazeera corroborated the claim that the camp was the target, reporting that: “The target was a camp set up by Turkey for the FSA, whose members are moving between the two borders and helping in the olive branch operation, with the help of Turkish special forces. One of those camps was directly on the border directly in the village of Qaraqala which is in the district of Qeireikhan. A katyusha rocket was fired on the camp which killed 2 FSA members and injured 12 others.”
The local time of the incident is unknown.