Turkey’s warplanes bomb sites in Duhok’s Batifa, Zakho
Turkish warplanes fire at the suspected Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) sites in Beguva community in Duhok’s Amedi district, Kurdistan Region, Iraq, March 25,2021. Photo by Zhyan News Network
Zhyan News Network
SULAIMANI – Turkish warplanes and artillery bombed peripheries of several villages and a community in Batifa and Zakho districts on Thursday (March 25) and clashes erupted between the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and Turkish army.
Turkish warplanes and artillery intensively bombed and shelled the suspected PKK sites in Baransh mountain near Duhok’s Beguva community and intense clashes erupted between the Turkish troops and the PKK fighters there.
In Darkar sub-district, Turkey warplanes bombed PKK targets in Sharansh, Bihere and several other villages.
“Heavy weapons have been used and a number of people have left their homes,” a source told Zhyan News Network.
Turkish warplanes and artillery regularly bombs and shell the 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.