Kurds Say Turkish Shelling Killed Three in Syrian Town

BEIRUT (Reuters) -
Turkish army tanks and armored personnel carriers (APCs) are seen near the Turkish-Syrian border in Hatay province, Turkey, on Tuesday. (REUTERS/Umit Bektas)

Turkish shelling has killed three people in the Syrian town of Ras al-Ayn, the spokesman for the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said on Tuesday, pointing to the risk of widening hostilities along the Turkish-Syrian border.

Ras al-Ayn is located in Syrian Kurdish-controlled territory some 190 miles east of the Afrin region where the Turkish army launched its offensive four days ago.

Ras al-Ayn was one of several locations in northeastern Syria targeted in cross-border attacks from Turkey on Monday, YPG spokesman Nouri Mahmoud said. He could not confirm if the people killed in Monday’s shelling were fighters or civilians.