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Update: Four killed, two missing in Turkish airstrike in Duhok province

By Rudaw 24/1/2019
The burial procession of two civilians who were killed in Wednesday night's Turkish airstrikes in Deraluk, Amedi, Duhok. Rudaw video

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Four civilians were killed and another two are still missing in a Turkish airstrike in a village in Duhok province on Wednesday night.

Ismael Mustafa, the mayor of Amedi, had initially confirmed that Turkish jets targeted the village of Gali Rashava in the Deraluk region, killing two and wounding two civilians.

On Thursday however, the villagers found out that two civilians were missing. Relatives fear the two have been incinerated in the blast.

"Four of the victims are relatives,” Idris Rekani, a local resident of Deraluk told Rudaw. “Two of them were Peshmerga. They had gone to the spot for fishing in the Upper Zab River.”

Mohammed Salim Nerwai, a villager, confirmed that two civilians were missing and that their families were looking for them among the rubble of the air strike.

Turkey regularly carries out cross-border air raids, targeting alleged PKK positions. It usually targets sparsely populated areas, though tens of civilians have been killed over the years.

The bombings have also forced villagers out of their homes in some of the mountainous areas, made pasture lands off limits, and destroyed forests.

Turkish jets earlier this week also bombed a village in Sidakan area in Erbil province, causing in material damage.

The parliamentary bloc of the governing Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) denounced the airstrikes in a statement as “not justified” and said that the civilian population must not become victims of any armed conflict in the area.

"Unfortunately, due to Turkey’s airstrikes in the border areas of the town of Deraluk in Amedi two civilians were martyred and two are missing," said the KDP parliamentary bloc on Wednesday.

The statement said that civilians should not become victims of any armed conflict in the area.

"Bombarding Kurdistan Region’s civilian population cannot be justified and we strongly denounce it. Also the forces who have become an alibi for the airstrikes shouldn’t make their rivalry a justification for victimizing civilians and villagers of Kurdistan Region."

In operations carried out between January 20 and 22, the Turkish army claimed to have “neutralized” 21 PKK fighters in the Kurdistan Region. The army uses the term “neutralized” to refer to those killed, wounded, or otherwise removed from the battlefield.

The PKK has its headquarters in the Kurdistan Region’s Qandil Mountains.

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Hama | 24/1/2019
KDP must use whatever influence they have over Turkey, even in this time of decreased relations, to put an end to indiscriminate Turkish military operations in KRG. This is not acceptable. A mistake is once or twice. But this is happening too often. The highest offices of KDP should contact the highest authority in Turkey and demand an end to this. At the same time MORE must be done to eradicate PKK from the Kurdistan Region and especially from populated areas where PKK regularly enters and exits putting the entire villages and civilian populations in danger. They have overstayed their welcome. KRG opened it's doors to PKK and PKK spat on our face. They are behaving like criminals refusing orders from KRG and endangering the entire region by declaring war from our territory without our permission. They won't allow any peshmerga or Kurdish opposition in KRG. Why should we allow them when they cause all these problems for us? This cult is cancer.
zk | 24/1/2019
We need to throw out the PKK thugs so that we can all live in peace. We cant expect Turkey to send us Roses when we harbor PKK thugs among us!
Anon | 24/1/2019
Kurdish Elites are disgusting trash, they bomb and kill kurds while making trade deals and sending billions for trash goods coming from turkey. and allow turks to buy land in kurdistan.
guest2002 | 24/1/2019
To Hama. KDP has allowed Turkish jihadis to have many bases in KRG. Turks bomb Kurdish civilians and kill them. And you blame PKK??? Stop kissing Turkish jihadi behind. It will not get you any where.
Peshmerga | 25/1/2019
It is as if turkey knows that they where peshmerga how many peshmergas martyred during turkey air missiles when wil the krg step in come on ? If your soldiers are being killed while they resting and the leaders stay quiet you know enough

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