Turkish guards capture woman wearing explosive belt at Syrian border

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Syrian families crossing Turkish border. File photo

ARA News

Afrin, Syria – On Wednesday, Turkish border guards neutralized an explosive belt a woman was carrying in attempt to enter the Syrian territory near the town of Ras al-Ain (Sere Kaniye) in al-Hasakah province, in northeastern Syria.

The woman was reportedly seeking to carry out an operation against the Kurdish forces of the Popular Protection Units (YPG) inside the Syrian city of Sere Kaniye.

According to the Turkish newspaper Today’s Zaman, the woman was trying to enter the Syrian territory through Jaylan Pinar crossing at the Syrian-Turkish border-line, when the Turkish border guards discovered the explosive belt which the woman was wrapping around her waist “to carry out an operation against the YPG fighters in Sere Kaniye city”.

The identity of the woman was not disclosed.

The Syrian authorities repeatedly accused Turkey of hosting Islamists and facilitating their entry into Syria to join the three-year conflict and fight the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

 

Reporting by: Jiwan Zorav

Source: ARA news

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