Two rockets fired toward Zilikan Turkey’s military base – source

Esta Media Network News

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — Turkish military base in Zilikan located northeast of Mosul, has been targeted by rockets, However, the rockets fell near a Peshmerga stronghold, a source inside Peshmerga Ministry told Esta Media Network on Sunday.

At least two rockets fired toward Zilikan camp which hosts Turkish troops, but the rockets fell near a stationed Peshmerga stronghold around the outskirts of Bashiqa town in Nineveh province, according to the source.

“The rockets were landed on the 112th brigade of Peshmerga forces spot,” it said.

Zilikan Military base has been repeatedly targeted in the last few months. So far no groups have claimed the responsibility yet.

Turkey’s presence in the Kurdistan Region backs to a deep-rooted conflict with Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) which is mainly based in southeast Turkey. It always sparked conflict with the Local Authorities and officials in both Ankara and Baghdad.

The PKK is designated as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States, and the European Union and launched its insurgency for Kurdish self-rule in 1984. More than 40,000 people have been killed in its conflict with the Turkish state.

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