2 killed after Turkish airstrike in Sinjar: mayor

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — Turkish warplanes bombed (PKK) headquarter in northern Sinjar on Wednesday casualties were reported, Esta Media Network has learned.

Earlier on Wednesday, the Turkish aircraft carried out an airstrike on Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) headquarter in northern Sinjar, Snune town leaving the Mayor’s building destroyed, acting mayor of the town Khudaida Chuke told Esta Media Network in a statement.

“According to initial reports, two killed and three others were wounded so far,” he said.

“Rescue teams are continuing to find survivors under the collapsed building” he added.

Eyewitness of the strike said a 12-year-old boy was killed by the attack in his father’s nearby shop.

Turkey has expanded its military campaign in Iraq to destroy the (PKK) positions in the country, the airstrikes in Iraq operating alongside with the Claw-Lock operation in the Kurdistan Region.

In April, Turkey launched a new ground and air campaign in the Region, targeting PKK positions, Dubbed Operation Claw-Lock, Ankara says the offensive is a measure to prevent the PKK from using Iraq as a base to carry out attacks in Turkey.

The PKK took up arms against the Turkish state in 1984. More than 40,000 people have been killed in the conflict, which in the past was mainly focused in southeast Turkey.

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