At least 13 killed in artillery attacks in Syria's Afrin


At least 13 people have been killed and several others wounded in two separate artillery attacks on the Syrian town of Afrin.

The Syrian Civil Defence provided Reuters with graphic footage from the scene.

The first attack struck a residential area.

Shortly afterwards, the second hit the Al Shifa hospital.

Turkey has a large military presence in the northern Syrian area.

It said the missile attack was launched by the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, though the Syrian Democratic Forces, a U.S.-backed militia force spearheaded by the YPG, said it was not responsible.

The governor's office in Turkey's Hatay province, bordering Afrin, said it was investigating the incident, and that missiles were fired from the Tel Rifat area controlled by the Syrian government.

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