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Turkish warplanes bomb several villages in Duhok

  2021-03-14  | 
 Zhyan News Network
Smoke billows after Turkish warplanes bombed Sigere village in Amedi district, Duhok, Kurdistan Region, Iraq, March 14,2021. Photo by Zhyan News Network
 Zhyan News Network

SULAIMANI – Turkish warplanes bombed at least five villages in Zakho and Amedi districts in Duhok governorates over the past fifteen hours as the locals enjoy the 30th anniversary of liberating the  region from the reign of former Baathist regime.

Around 02:00 pm on Sunday, the Turkish warplanes bombed the peripheries of Sigere and Sargale villages in Duhok’s Amedi district at least for five times and the warplanes were flying over the area that have caused panic among the villagers. 

Late on Saturday night, the Turkish warplanes bombed Sharansh, Biher and Parakh villages in Duhok’s Zakho district.

Turkish warplanes regularly conduct airstrikes against suspected positions of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in the Kurdistan Region, damaging civilian houses and causing panic among residents on the borders.

Cross-border land and air violations by Turkey has tripled on a daily average since 2017, according to records submitted by Iraq to the UN Security Council (UNSC).

Both Iraqi Government and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) have called on Turkey and PKK to take their fight to somewhere else.

Since July 20, 2015, the conflict between Turkish security forces and the PKK has claimed more than 5,285 lives on both sides in Turkey and the Kurdistan Region, including 541 civilians, 1,282 Turkish state security members, 226 individuals of unknown affiliation and 3,237 PKK members, according to the latest data by the Belgium-based International Crisis Group.

PKK has taken up arms against the Turkish authorities since 1978 for Kurdish rights in the country.

(Zhyan English)