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Kurdistan

Turkish planes bomb Shingal and Rojava, says official

By Rudaw 7/7/2017
The Turkish military attacked the Shingal region in April targeting areas forces affiliated with the Kurdistan Worker's party. Photo: Turkish military
The Turkish military attacked the Shingal region in April targeting areas forces affiliated with the Kurdistan Worker's party. Photo: Turkish military
DUHOK, Kurdistan Region – Turkish warplanes bombed villages in the Shingal region and in Rojava, Kurdish areas of northern Syria, Friday evening, an official confirmed to Rudaw. 

The bombings were targeting forces affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and Peoples Protection Units (YPG), according to Ashti Kocher, head of security, Asayesh, in West Dijla, which includes Shingal, Snune and Rabiha.   

A Peshmerga commander in the area said the areas bombed were near the Kurdistan-Syria border and were not close to Peshmerga fronts. The Peshmerga did not suffer any damage in the bombings, the commander stated. 

No casualties have been reported. 

The Shingal region is home to a large Yezidi population.  

Turkey frequently carries out airstrikes on alleged PKK locations in the Kurdistan Region's mountains, where the group has its headquarters. 

In April, a number of Peshmerga were killed in Turkish airstrikes on Mount Shingal. At the time, Turkish President Recept Tayyip Erdogan said the Peshmerga were not a target of the bombings, but that operations "in Shingal and northern Syria will continue."

Ankara believes that the Kurdish forces in northern Syria, the YPG, are an extension of the banned PKK. Turkish forces and their Syrian allies have been clashing with YPG forces recently in the western Rojava canton of Afrin. There were reports of several casualties earlier this week

Last updated at 11:45 pm

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Publish Me Fam | 8/7/2017
You invited them yourself , now enjoy those bombs.
Kurt basar | 8/7/2017
The Barbarians, because of their nature always do the barbaric deeds, and they are doing this just for not letting their 20 millions of the Kurdish citizen to read, write, teach & even sing their most ancient language. Turks are nothing but shameless Mongol bastards w/ a medieval Muslim dungeoneers mentality, the Kurdish insurgency has nothing to do w/ the terrorists or terrorism, it's all about for their land, culture & language. The hypocrite Turks, who are treating the Kurd's as a terrorists knowingly worship two best known terrorists of the History, who were the Ataturk (known as arsonist & terrorist) & Arab Bedouin Mohamed (known as looter & terrorist, by terrorizing & looting the caravans), you go and figure out the human stupidity, their bias & hypocrisy.
Turkey is BAD BOY!!! | 8/7/2017
someone have to stop Turkey bombing Kürds because of their success and not because of terror !!!! YPG never fire Turkey even if some rocket has been coming from Rojava but they are not from YPG side but in big possibilities they from new group which been supported by turkey. So turkey when ever they want they ask thats Turkmen/Arap group to attach turkey with few rocket so turkey can respond back other wise YPG will never attach Turkey because is not on their interest to attach anyway!.
bebegun | 8/7/2017
Wrong, Iraqi jets not Turkish, Iraqi official's have confirmed it. This is a new escalation as Iraq/Iran are now joining Turkey in bombing postions close to BOTH Peshmerga and YPG/PKK as a warning at first. We need a professional army to confront these threats.
American hero | 8/7/2017
Kurds are the only troops fighting ISIS. Turkey is a moslem fanatic country whose is supporting IsIS by bombing the Kurds. World should stop this
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