Turkey Uses Gas Against Civilians in Syria; Israel is Under Fire; A Car Bomb Blast in Kabul;
PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on November 13 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com:
Turkish forces in Syria fired on protesters
Turkish forces are said to have fired live ammunition at protesters during a joint patrol with Russian troops on the Syrian border. A UK-based monitoring group says two protesters were killed, but the account has not been verified.
Video obtained by Reuters shows protesters hurling rocks at a military convoy near the town of Kobani, Syria.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the war from Britain, said that two were killed and seven injured.
But a witness told Reuters that only three people were wounded at the scene, without mentioning any dead.
The witness said the soldiers first fired their weapons into the air in an attempt to disperse the crowd, before firing at the protesters.
Tear gas was also used, according to the witness.
A statement by the Turkish Defense Ministry said a patrol was conducted “with due care and diligence for the safety of both civilians and our military personnel despite provocation by terrorists.”
TASS news agency cited Russia’s Defense Ministry as saying that Turkish forces and Russian military police conducted a patrol north of Kobani without mentioning a shooting incident.
Massive early morning rocket fire from Gaza shatters brief overnight calm
Palestinian terror groups resumed firing rockets into southern and central Israel after dawn Wednesday after a brief respite in the violence. The Iron Dome system intercepted several of the missiles and there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
Sirens sounded in southern Israel and then later in central Israel near Latrun. Residents reported loud explosions, apparently the Iron Dome interceptors taking down the rockets.
Another salvo was fired toward the city of Netivot.
There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.
The rocket fire came after a brief six hour respite in the violence overnight where no rockets were fired.There were also no reports of IDF airstrikes in that period.
Israel’s targeted killing before dawn Tuesday of Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terror chief Baha Abu al-Ata was met by over 200 rockets launched during the day by terror groups in Gaza. The Israel Defense Forces launched a campaign of retaliatory airstrikes following approximately six hours of unanswered rocket attacks on central and southern Israel from the enclave.
Seven killed after car bomb blast near Afghan interior ministry in Kabul
Seven people were killed and seven injured on Wednesday after a car bomb explosion near the interior ministry in the Afghan capital of Kabul, a government spokesman said.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.
It came a day after two Taliban commanders and a leader of the Haqqani militant group were released in exchange for two professors, an American and an Australian, in a development some analysts had hoped could defuse violence in Afghanistan.
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Source: Reuters, MEMO, TTI