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Turkish airstrikes disrupt electricity in two villages of Kani Masi

  2021-06-29  | 
 Zhyan News Network
A large fire burns in the Kurdistan Region's border areas due to Turkish airstrikes. Photo/Asia News
 Zhyan News Network

SULAIMANI – Turkish warplanes conducted airstrikes on Monday (June 28) disrupting electricity supply to the residents of Hirwre and Bazife villages in Kani Masi sub-district, local sources said.

Isa Mohammed, a resident of Hirwre village told Zhyan News Network that the villages were targeted by Turkish airstrikes around 7:00 PM causing power blackout.

Since April 23, Turkey has started a large-scale operation against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in the Kurdistan Region's border areas, more notably in northern Duhok, and erected several military bases adding up to dozens of others in the Region.

On June 21, electricity supply was disrupted to Qomriye village in Kani Masi sub-district, northeast of Duhok, due to Turkish airstrikes.

The Turkish fires have cut off electricity in Sararo, Adne, Disheh and Ora villages that have already been evacuated fearing Turkey’s bombardments.

More than 40 villages have been evacuated in Darkar and Batifa towns in Zakho district of Duhok fearing Turkey's bombardments, an official previously told Zhyan. A civilian has been killed and four others have been wounded since the operation was launched in late April. 

On June 19, two PKK members were killed and another was wounded in a Turkish airstrike in Galala village in Sulaimani’s Mawat district.

The conflict has pitted the PKK against the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), the main component of the KRG. Six KDP-affiliated members were killed in two separate incidents as the PKK has denied involvement. 

(Zhyan English)