Turkish warplanes bomb YBS base in Sinjar, five killed

Five others including a civilian wounded

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SULAIMANI — Turkish warplanes bombed a base belonging to the Sinjar Resistance Units (YBS) on Wednesday (January 15).

NRT Digital Media reporter Nazir Shingali said that Turkish fighter jets had bombed targets in the Dguri community in Sinjar district.

The reporter added that YBS commander Zardasht Shingali and four fighters were killed and five others, including a civilian, were wounded in the bombardment.

The Turkish military routinely carries out airstrikes and artillery bombardments in the Kurdistan Region and northern Iraq against suspected targets of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). The YBS is linked with the PKK.

In November, Turkish fighter jets bombed an YBS base used to store weapons and ammunition. It was located in the Khana Sor community in Sinjar’s Sinune sub-district

(NRT Digital Media)

*This story was updated at 01:03 p.m. EBL time