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Turkish warplanes bomb Balakayati district

2019-11-20

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SULAIMANI — Turkish warplanes conducted a number of airstrikes near Halgurd Mountain in Balakayati district near Erbil governorate on Wednesday (November 20).

An NRT Digital Media reporter said that the warplanes also bombed the area around Haji Omaran.

The head of the Smelan sub-district told NRT that the area around them was hit as well.

It was not clear if there were any civilian casualties.

The Turkish military routinely carries out airstrikes and artillery bombardments in the Kurdistan Region against suspected PKK targets, but their frequency has increased since Ankara launched “Operation Claw” in May, as have civilian casualties.

(NRT Digital Media)