The Turkish Armed Forces are increasingly operational inside Syria amid an ongoing attempt to bolster the Syrian Opposition against mainly ISIS and Kurdish forces.
In a seemingly isolated event, several contingents of the Turkish Army attacked and entered the border village of Kharze and exchanged fire with a Kurdish fighting force consisting primarily of female People Protection Units (YPG) militants.
After three hours of skirmishes, the Turkish convoy finally pulled back across the border north of Hasakah under a hail of machine-gun fire according to a YPG officer. Two Kurdish combattants were injured while Turkish casualties were unclear.
Meanwhile, Turkey is erecting a concrete wall along the Syrian border to curtail the impact of refugees and reduce the influence of the YPG on the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party) which remains outlawed by Ankara.