Turkish warplanes bomb outskirts of Duhok’s Amedi
Zhyan News Network
SULAIMANI – Turkish warplanes on Friday (February 26) bombed suspected sites of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in peripheries of Duhok’s Amedi district.
Zhyan reporter Mazn Shangali said that the Turkish warplanes bombed Chamrabane village in Chamanke sub-district and Siane and Argirne villages in Gara mountain in Amedi.
The damage caused by the aerial bombings are still unknown, but a resident told Shangali that the villagers’ orchards and groves have been damaged.
Turkish warplanes regularly conduct airstrikes against suspected positions of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in the Kurdistan Region, damaging civilian houses and causing fear among residents on the border.
Both Iraqi Government and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) have called on Turkey and PKK to take their fight to somewhere else.
At least fifteen people including locals and two Iraqi soldiers were killed in airstrikes in 2020 during Turkey’s notorious Operation Claw Eagle 1.
Since July 2015, the conflict between Turkish security forces and the PKK has taken more than 4,600 lives in Turkey and Kurdistan Region’s border areas, according to an open-source data on fatalities collected by Belgium-based International Crisis Group.
PKK has taken up arms against the Turkish authorities since 1978 for Kurdish rights in the country.