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Duhok's Kesta village evacuated fearing Turkish strikes

  2021-05-04  | 
 Zhyan News Network
Fire is seen raging from on top of a mountain near the village of Kesta in Duhok on May 5, 2021. Photo/screenshots
 Zhyan News Network

SULAIMANI – The village of Kesta in Duhok’s Kani Mase area was evacuated on Tuesday (May 4) fearing intensified Turkish military operation against Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

Footages taken by residents of Kesta village circulated on social media showing heavy bombardment and shelling by Turkish artillery and warplanes in the village.

A resident of Kesta village shoot the moment of intense Turkish bombardment on camera while craving for help to rescue and evacuate civilians remained in the village.

Turkish jets were heard and large fire was seen raging from on top of a mountain in the footage as the resident says he is about 100 meters from Kesta village.

“We demand countries and our country to come help us.”

Turkey’s airstrike and shelling are almost a daily recurrence in the Kurdistan Region, more notably in the border areas. 

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).

(Zhyan English)