Photo shows legs of a 70-year-old man, who was caught in Turkish airstrikes, covered with blood on June 1, 2021. Photo/Zhyan News Network
SULAIMANI – A 70-year-old man was wounded on Tuesday (June 1) by Turkish airstrikes launched in Amedi’s Kani Masi area against suspected positions of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
The man is a resident of Hirure village who has been identified as Ramazan Ali, the mayor of Kani Masi sub-district Sarbast Sabri told Zhyan News Network.
Ali has been caught in a Turkish bombardment while irrigating his farm and transferred to Begufa Hospital in Duhok’s Batifa sub-district, according to the mayor of Kani Masi sub-district.
He is the fourth civilian to get wounded by the ongoing Turkish bombardment in one week. Two brothers were wounded in airstrikes launched by Turkey early on Wednesday (May 26) in Zakho’s border areas.
One civilian from the village of Adni was wounded on May 25.
Since March 23, Turkey has started an operation against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Duhok’s border areas and erected at least four new military bases adding up to almost forty others in the Kurdistan Region.
Turkey’s airstrike and shelling are almost a daily recurrence in the Kurdistan Region, more notably in the border areas. It launches cross-border operations every now and then.
The village of Adni was evacuated on May 25, becoming the fourth village to be evacuated in Duhok’s Amedi district fearing Turkish bombardment.
Amedi District Mayor Sarbast Sabri said that overall 202 out of 358 villages have been evacuated since the begging of conflicts between the PKK and Turkey.