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Turkey ‘s warplanes bomb villages in Duhok’s Zakho

  2021-03-28  | 
 Zhyan News Network
File Photo - Turkish warplanes bomb the predominantly Christian village Essef Ava in Darkar sub-district in Duhok, Kurdistan Region, Iraq, June 21,2020. Photo courtesy of social media/ File
 Zhyan News Network

SULAIMANI – Turkish warplanes bombed Sharansh, Parakh and Dashtatakhe villages in Darkar sub-district Duhok’s Zakho district late on Monday (March 28).

The bombardment continued as of reporting the story and its damage is not known yet, Zhyan News Network reported said. 

On March 25, Turkey warplanes bombed PKK targets in Sharansh, Bihere and several other villages in the sub-district, as well as Turkish warplanes and artillery bombed peripheries of Beguva community in Batifa district and clashes erupted between the PKK fighters and the Turkish troops. 

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)