Turkey targets YBŞ base in Sinjar mountains

A YBS camp was hit by a strike, which is located near a refugee camp on Mt Shingal.
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Sinjar mountains (Photo submitted to Kurdistan 24)
Sinjar mountains (Photo submitted to Kurdistan 24)

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – The Directorate General of Counter Terrorism (CTD) of the Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC), in a statement on Thursday said that a Turkish jets hit a Sinjar Resistance Units (YBŞ) base in Sinjar mountains.

The CTD said the strike took place at 21:30 local time on Thursday Oct. 6, causing material damage and casualties.

The YBŞ is affiliated to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

However, the local Ezidi Press news website reported that a YBS camp was hit by a drone strike (not by war planes). The website said the camp was located near a refugee camp on Mt Shingal (Sinjar).

“Casualties unknown yet,” the report said.

Turkish drones have carried out several strikes on the Yezidi-majority region of Sinjar, often targeting YBŞ fighters.

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