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Two brothers wounded by Turkish airstrike in Duhok's Zakho

  2021-05-26  | 
 Zhyan News Network
Turkish artillery shelling in a mountainous region of the Kurdistan Region.
 Zhyan News Network

SULAIMANI – Two brothers were wounded in airstrikes launched by Turkey early on Wednesday (May 26) in Zakho’s border areas, a source told Zhyan News Network.

Hassan Mohsen, a 20-year-old shepherd and Ali Mohsen another shepherd aged 16 were asleep as they were caught in a Turkish airstrike around 2:30 a.m. in the village of Biher in Zakho’s Darkar area.

Wounds of one of the victims are severe, the owner of the sheep Abdulqadir Sharanshi told Zhyan News Network. The shepherds were asleep along with two of their brothers who have around 1,000 sheep to rear.

Hassan Mohsen has been transferred to Hawar Hospital in Duhok, southeast of Zakho, and he may lose one of his legs due to severity of his wounds, Sharanshi said.

Three people have been wounded in the last two days due to Turkish airstrikes against suspected positions of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). One civilian from the village of Adni was wounded on May 25.

Turkey’s airstrike and shelling are almost a daily recurrence in the Kurdistan Region, more notably in the border areas. It launches cross-border operations every now and then.

The village of Adni was evacuated on May 25, becoming the fourth village to be evacuated in Duhok’s Amedi district fearing Turkish bombardment.

Amedi District Mayor Sarbast Sabri said that overall 202 out of 358 villages have been evacuated since the begging of conflicts between the PKK and Turkey.

(Zhyan English)