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2020-12-30 Iraq
Turkey bombs village in Zakho, houses damaged
[Rudaw] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the occupiers of Greek Asia Minor...
launched renewed Arclight airstrike
s on a Zakho village on Monday, increasing fear among villagers.

The windows of homes in the Zakho village of Banka Bn were shattered by Ottoman Turkish airstrikes on Monday night, with no casualties reported, locals told Rudaw’s Yusef Mousa on Tuesday.

"The adults are not scared now, but what about the children?" one resident of the village said in an interview by Yusef Mousa on Tuesday, adding that Turkey bombs the area "every three to four days."

Another resident pointed to the mosque and said, "These windows are all broken, windows of some of the houses are broken."

"We hope the Regional Government finds a solution for this," he said.

"There are a number of houses left in this village, we have no other choice - that’s why we have stayed in this village," he added.

Ottoman Turkish planes also bombed the Mergasor district in Erbil province on Tuesday morning.

Mergasor governor, Ghafour Ahmed told Rudaw’s Bakhtyar Ali that Ottoman Turkish planes bombed Mount Shirin’s Gali Mala on Tuesday.

The governor of Mergasor said this is the first time that the area has been bombed and no damage has been caused by the bombing, but locals are scared.

Turkey launched renewed airstrikes in the Kurdistan Region and disputed territories in mid-June, dubbed Operation Claw-Eagle. Said to target Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) positions in the Kurdistan Region, eight civilians have been killed in the strikes. The ground operation, Claw-Tiger, concluded in September.

The PKK is a Kurdish gang that has fought the Ottoman Turkish state for decades for increased rights for the country’s Kurdish minority. It's headquarters are in the Kurdistan Region's Qandil mountains.

A staggering 504 villages have been emptied by Ottoman Turkish and Iranian incursions into the Kurdistan Region since 1992, according to a report by the Kurdistan Parliament.

Both Erbil and Baghdad have repeatedly called on Ankara to halt its attacks and have demanded the PKK cease using Kurdistan Region and Iraqi territory to launch attacks on Turkey.

A Ottoman Turkish airstrike targeting an alleged PKK vehicle cut off the electricity supply to two villages in Duhok’s Zakho district on December 6.

"This is the second time in two weeks the Ottoman Turkish military has bombed this area, they also attacked last week and cut off the electricity," Dlsher Abdulstar, mayor of Batifa subdistrict told Rudaw’s Nasir Ali.
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