ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish official says a man has been wounded from a stray bullet fired during clashes between Syrian rebels and pro-government Kurdish gunmen across the border in Syria.
The official says the man was hit in the neck Thursday in the Turkish village of Ceylanpinar, which borders the Syrian town of Ras al-Ayn. The official from the Ceylanpinar municipality spoke on condition of anonymity in line with government rules.
Fighters from the Syrian government-leaning Kurdish Democratic Union Party have been fighting rebels — most of them from Islamist groups — sporadically since November for control of the area.
The latest fighting between the groups flared up Wednesday, and at least 21 Syrians wounded in the violence were brought to Turkey for treatment. Two of them died in the hospital.
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