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Turkish warplanes bomb Mount Gabinerke northeast of Duhok

  2021-04-09  | 
 Zhyan News Network
File Photo - A column of smoke rises after Turkish warplanes bombed an area in the Kurdistan Region, Iraq. File
 Zhyan News Network

SULAIMANi – Turkey’s warplanes bombed Gabinerke mountain Barwari Bala area in Kani Masi sub-district in Duhok governorate northeast of Duhok on Friday (April 9) without reported casualties. 

Kani Masi Mayor Sarbast Akrayi told Zhyan News Network confirmed the airstrikes.

"The damage caused from the airstrikes is still unknown," Akrayi added. 

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 5,311 lives on both sides in Turkey and the Kurdistan Region, including 541 civilians, 1,279 Turkish state security members, 226 individuals of unknown affiliation and 3,265 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)