Turkish military base in northern Iraq hit by rocket fire

Local women around Sinjar, Iraq. Archive photo

Al-Sumaria: Rockets fired at Turkish military base in Northern Iraq

MOSCOW, July 22 – RIA Novosti. Rocket fire was launched at the Turkish military base Zlikan in the northern Iraqi province of Ninewa, reported Al-Sumaria TV channel cited a source from the Iraqi security forces.

The source stated that three rockets were fired in the direction of the military base.

Iraqi authorities decided on Wednesday to recall Baghdad’s charge d’affaires in Turkey, following the bombing of the northern resort town of Zakho by Turkish forces. According to the Kurdistan Democratic Party, nine people were killed and 33 injured as a result of shells falling. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs was instructed to file a complaint with the UN Security Council and call the Turkish ambassador. and tell him about the condemnation of the strike. Central authorities in Baghdad plan to coordinate with Erbil to prevent a repeat of Turkish aggression. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu also said that Turkey did not carry out any attacks against Iraqi positions.

The armed conflict with the Kurdistan Workers Party in Turkey started in 1984 and resumed in 2015. There are PKK bases in Northern Iraq where the Turkish Armed Forces conduct air and ground operations. The presence of the Turkish army in the Zlikan camp northeast of Mosul has long been a point of contention between Baghdad and Ankara.

Source: Ria


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