Civilian wounded in Turkish airstrike in Raparin administration

Rushed to hospital
Smoke billows after Turkish warplanes bombed outskirts of Shene village in in the Raparin administration’s Halsho sub-district, Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region, Iraq, February 2,2020. (Photo Credit: NRT Digital Media/Screenshoot)

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SULAIMANI — A 40-year-old civilian woman was wounded when Turkish warplanes bombed the outskirts of the village of Shene in the Raparin administration’s Halsho sub-district late on Tuesday morning (February 2).

NRT reporter Sabr Adulla said that warplanes bombed the vicinity of the village five times, including targets approximately 500 meters away from the center of the village.

The wounded woman was rushed to a hospital in Qaladze.

Local residents told NRT that their houses had been damaged in the attack.

Shene village is 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) away from the center of Qaladze district, near the Iranian border.

Turkey regularly carries out cross-border operations in northern Iraq and the Kurdistan Region, justifying its actions as necessary to combat the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which has waged a decades-long insurgency for Kurdish rights in Turkey’s southeast.

Following the airstrikes, Turkish Defense Ministry tweeted that ten Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) fighters were neutralized, a term used by the Turkish authorities to mean surrender, killed or captured, in northern Iraq’s Qandil mountain range where the PKK members are based.

(NRT Digital Media)

*This story was updated at 03:38 p.m. EBL time