Turkish military 'returns fire' at Kurdish YPG forces

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Turkish forces have retaliated with artillery fire overnight and destroyed Kurdish rebel targets in Syria after YPG fighters opened fire on Turkey-backed rebels in Syria's north, the military said.

A statement on Wednesday claimed that YPG gunfire on Tuesday evening targeted Free Syrian Army fighters in the Maranaz area south of the town of Azaz in northern Syria.

"Support vehicles in the region were used to retaliate in kind against the harassing fire and the identified targets were destroyed/neutralised," the military statement said. The boom of artillery fire could be heard from the nearby Turkish border town of Kilis, broadcaster Haberturk said.

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