According to local sources, at least one civilian was injured on May 12th 2022 when a rocket-propelled grenade launched by YPG/PKK, the military wing of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) targeted a Turkish army border post in the Qarqamish district of Gaziantep, in Turkey. Four soldiers were also reported to be injured, although Shaam news reported that ‘a Turkish soldier was martyred, and three others were wounded”.
The Turkish Ministry of Defense stated that the rocket-propelled grenade was launched by YPG/PKK from the Ain al-Arab region in northern Syria.
@RojavaNetwork tweeted that the SDF “denied the claims of the Turkish Defense Ministry’s allegations that the SDF forces had targeted the Turkish Qarqamish region. “The SDF media center said: “we confirm that our forces have nothing to do with the attack on Qarqamish.”
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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Reports of the incident mention the town of Karkamış, for which the generic coordinates are: 36.833589, 37.999487. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.