Turkish strikes wound three Peshmerga in Kurdistan's area of Bradost

Another civilian shot dead by Turkish army
People are gathering around the three wounded Peshmerga in a hospital in Sidakan sub-district, northeast of Erbil, June 5, 2019.

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SULAIMANI — Turkish airstrikes wounded three members of the Peshmerga forces in the Kurdistan Region’s area of Bradost early on Wednesday (June 5).

NRT Digital Media reporter Abdo Rostayee said Turkish warplanes bombed Mira Rash village in Sheikh Zada area in Bradost, northeast of Erbil.

The Peshmerga members went to extinguish a fire caused by Turkish strikes in the area, the reporter added. The Turkish warplanes struck the area again at 05:00 a.m. on Wednesday.

One of the wounded Peshmerga told NRT digital Media that they were seven people who went to extinguish a fire caused by the Turkish airstrikes in the village.

The Turkish warplanes later bombed the area again and wounded the three Peshmerga members.

The three are members of Unit 80 of Peshmerga forces, affiliated with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP). The Peshmerga were brothers and a cousin.

The reporter further said one Peshmerga suffered a critical wound that required one of his legs to be amputated.

An Eizidi boy was also shot dead by the Turkish army in Rabanga village in Zakho on Tuesday night.

On May 15, Turkish bombardment in the Region’s Barzan area killed a civilian.

Turkey has recently increased the frequency of its strikes on targets in the Kurdistan Region, which it says are part of an effort to combat the PKK.

More than 30 people have been killed in Turkish airstrikes in the Kurdistan Region in the last 10 years, according to unofficial statistics. Dozens of others have been wounded.

(NRT Digital Media)

*Updated at 01:47 pm EBL time