CHP deputy: Reyhanlı rockets fired from inside Turkish territory

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This handout picture taken and released by Dogan News Agency on January 21, 2018 shows damaged cars after rockets hit at Reyhanli, a small town in Hatay province. / AFP PHOTO / DOGAN NEWS AGENCY

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Mevlüt Dudu on Tuesday said rockets that killed one and injured 46 in the Reyhanlı district of Hatay province on Sunday were fired from inside Turkish territory, the Cumhuriyet daily reported.

“These rockets have a range of 12 kilometers. The distance between Reyhanlı and the Syrian border is more than that. According to information we obtained, the attack was prepared and carried out from inside Turkish territory,” Dudu told Cumhuriyet, following a visit by a group of CHP deputies to Reyhanlı.

Dudu also said it there was no doubt the attack was carried out by the terrorist organization.

A Syrian national was killed and 46 civilians, including 16 Syrians, were injured in cross-border attacks by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), the state-run Anadolu news agency reported.

Turkey on Saturday launched a military operation in the Afrin region of Syria, which is controlled by the Kurdish-Syrian Democratic Union Party (PYD).

Turkey views the PYD as the Syrian extension of the PKK.

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