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Civilian killed as Turkish warplanes bomb Duhok’s Kani Masi: local official

Seventh civilian casualty of renewed Turkish campaign
2020-08-19

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SULAIMANI —Turkish warplanes bombed the outskirts of Baze and Kani Mazn villages in Duhok governorate’s Kani Masi sub-district on Wednesday afternoon (August 19).

Sub-district director Sarbast Akrayi told NRT Digital Media that the Turkish military attacked the area around 1:30 pm, conducting five bombing runs, which caused significant damage to the villagers’ orchards and groves.

Later, Akrayi said that a teacher had been killed in the airstrike, after he was out to check on his livestock. The victim was named as 60-year-old Abdulkhaliq Abdulrahman.

He is the seventh civilian to be killed since the renewal of Turkish operations on June 15.

The Turkish military shelled the area on August 15, sparking a large brushfire.

Ankara is currently conducting intense military operations in the Kurdistan Region and northern Iraq, which it says in necessary to combat the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

Duhok governorate has been hit particularly hard. Six of of the seven civilians deaths have taken place in the governorate.

(NRT Digital Media)

This story was updated at 6:50 p.m. EBL