Turkish airstrikes kill three civilians in Kurdistan Region

Turkey bombed Amedi district
Turkey bombs Amedi district in northeast of Duhok province, Kurdistan Region. (File Photo)

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SULAIMANI — Three people were killed in Turkish airstrikes in the Kurdistan Region's Amedi district on Wednesday night (November 14).

NRT Digital Media reporter Nihad Oramari said that Turkish warplanes bombed an area in the northeast part of Duhok province on Wednesday night.

The strikes killed three Kurdish civilians, who were beekeepers in the village of Aradnan.

The bodies of the three were eventually handed over to their families after the Turkish Army allowed them to enter the area where they were killed, the reporter said.

Turkey has intermittently carried out airstrikes against suspected positions of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the Kurdistan Region.

Besides airstrikes, units of Turkish army have entered 30 kilometers into the Kurdistan Region.

The three-decade armed struggle by the PKK against the Turkish government flared up again in 2015 after the collapse of a two-year ceasefire and settlement process.

(NRT Digital Media)

This story was updated at 3:45pm EBL