Turkey bombs PKK vehicles near Duhok, killing four

Two vehicles belonging to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party are seen burning near Dilya village, northeast of Duhok, May 21, 2021. (Esta Media Network photo)

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — Turkish warplanes bombed two vehicles belonging to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Duhok province late on Thursday, Esta Media Network reporter said on Friday. 

Esta’s reporter who visited the site of the bombardment said Turkish fighter on Friday said the Turkish bombardment had targeted two PKK vehicles near the village of Dilya in the sub-district of Mangeshke, 24.5 km northeast of Duhok.

The reporter said four PKK fighters were killed in the attack.

Late on Thursday, Director of Mangeshke Mushtaq Ismat told Esta Media Network that Turkish fighter jets bombed a PKK vehicle near the village of Dilya in the sub-district at 10:05 p.m. on Thursday. 

“The vehicle could be seen burning, but the civil defense teams couldn’t head to the area to extinguish the fire,” Ismat added.

Turkey regularly carries out air and ground attacks against the PKK in the Kurdistan Region. It says neither the Iraqi government nor the Kurdish government has taken measures to combat the group.

*This story was updated at 01:44 p.m. EBL time 

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