Turkish warplanes bomb village suburbs in Duhok’s Kani Masi
Turkish warplanes bomb Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) sites Kani Masi sub-district in Duhok, Kurdistan Region, Iraq, January 10, 2021. Photo Courtesy of Social Media
Zhyan News Network
SULAIMANI – The Turkish warplanes bombed the suspected sites of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Chalke village in Kani Masi sub-district in Duhok governorate on Thursday (April 15).
The airstrike was around 06:30 pm that sparked fear among the residents in the area, but the extent of the damage brought on by the airstrike is unknown.
Turkey’s airstrike is almost a daily recurrence in the Kurdistan Region, more notably in the border areas.
Cross-border land and air violations by Turkey 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.
Based in the Region’s mountainous areas, PKK has taken up arms against the Turkish authorities since 1978 for Kurdish rights in the country.