Sanliurfa Governor makes a statement over Akcakale

3-4 Syrian artillery shells landed in Akcakale town at around 16.30 hours, says Sanliurfa Governor

Sanliurfa Governor makes a statement over Akcakale

World Bulletin / News Desk

Governor of the south-eastern province of Sanliurfa, Celalettin Guvenc on Wednesday said that 3-4 Syrian artillery shells landed in Akcakale town at around 16.30 hours today.

Speaking to reporters after a meeting at the mayor's office in Akcakale on Wednesday, Guvenc stressed that one of the artillery shells hit a residence killing 5 people inside.

"We wish for God's mercy to those killed on Wednesday in Akcakale and offer our condolences to their loved ones," Governor Guvenc said.

"At the incident, 10 people were wounded, including police officers. Two of those wounded are in a serious condition," Guvenc stated.

"We have to act with restraint. We need to act with common sense despite the great pain we have suffered. We have informed our prime minister about the developments. All necessary meetings in Ankara are being conducted. I want to underline that we need to act with wisdom despite the fact that our anger and pain are deep," Guvenc noted.

"A while back, we had evacuated 30 residences in the region close to the Turkish-Syrian border and schools went on a recess as a precautionary measure," Guvenc also said.

 

 

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