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Turkey imposes curfew in Duhok's Hirure village

  2021-06-10  | 
 Zhyan News Network
(File Photo) A view from the village of Hirure in Duhok's Kani Masi area.
 Zhyan News Network

SULAIMANI – Ankara imposed curfew on Thursday evening (June 10) in the village of Hirure as clashes between the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and Turkey concentrated in Duhok’s Kani Masi sub-district, reporter of Zhyan News Network said.

The curfew has been imposed since 6:00 PM local time and will remain in place until 6:00 AM, said Zhyan reporter in Duhok Mehvan Amedi.

A witness from Kesta area, Mahmoud Kestayee told Zhyan that residents of Hirure village can see Turkish forces conducting a military operation in an area around 100 meters away from the village.

Since March 23, Turkey has started an operation against the PKK in Duhok’s border areas and erected at least four new military bases adding up to almost fourth others in the Kurdistan Region.

Five villages have been vacated of their residents since the onset of the Turkish operation in the sub-district, Sabri told Zhyan News Network.

On Thursday, the Turkish warplanes bombed the peripheries of Kesta village. Turkey has erected over ten bases since the operation started. 

More than 40 villages have been evacuated in Darkar and Batifa towns in Zakho district of Duhok, another official said.

Four civilians have so far been wounded by Turkey’s bombardments and more than 1,500 civilians from 22 villages have evacuated their villages to escape Turkey’s assault, according to Christian Peacemaker Teams- Iraqi Kurdistan (CPT-IK).

Since May 2020, Turkey has constructed 81 kilometers of new roads in Duhok’s northern Zakho and Amedi that can be liked with increased logging of trees. These roads are likely used in the Turkish military campaign against the PKK, Wim Zwijnenburg from the PAX, a war monitor, tweeted.

The Turkey-PKK clashes have pitted the latter against another Kurdish political party, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP).

The KDP enjoys a cordial tie with Turkey and it is accused by the PKK of facilitating Turkey’s aggression. 

Six Peshmerga fighters affiliated with the KDP were killed in two incidents in less than a week in the war-stricken areas. PKK denies involvements in the killings.

(Zhyan English)