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Two wounded in Turkey’s airstrike in Erbil’s Sidakan

  2021-03-19  | 
 Zhyan News Network
A Toyota Hilux pickup is seen after being targeted in a Turkish airstrike in Sinin village in Sidakan sub-district, Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq, March 19,2021. Photo Courtesy of Social Media
 Zhyan News Network

SULAIMANI – Two people were wounded in an airstrike by Turkish warplanes in Sinin village in Sidakan Erbil’s sub-district on Friday night (March 19).

A local source on condition of anonymity told Zhyan News Network the airstrike targeted a Toyota Hilux pickup, where two out of four passengers on board were wounded.

“The two people were seriously injured, who were residents of Sinin village,” the source said.

The wounded were taken to a hospital in Sidakan.

The two causalities are Peshmerga members, according to Xelk Media Network.

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.

PKK was founded in 1978 and has started an armed struggle since 1984 for Kurds' cultural rights in Turkey.

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.

(Zhyan English)