Turkish drone kills one PKK fighter in Sinjar

They were targeted near the village of Zarka in the western Sinjar district at 5:30 pm.
The logo of the Kurdistan Region Directorate General of Counter-Terrorism (CTD). (Photo: Designed by Kurdistan24)
The logo of the Kurdistan Region Directorate General of Counter-Terrorism (CTD). (Photo: Designed by Kurdistan24)

ERBIL (Kurdistan24) – A Turkish drone on Friday targeted a group of Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) fighters in Sinjar district, killing a top official and wounding his bodyguard, according to the Kurdistan Region Directorate General of Counter-Terrorism (CTD).

They were targeted near the village of Zarka in the western Sinjar district at 5:30 pm.

Earlier, on Friday Turkish warplanes killed two people and another injured in Duhok’s Shiladze district.

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Bolstered by its advanced drone industry, Turkey has ramped up its drone strikes in recent years, particularly in the urban centers of Iraq and the Kurdistan Region, to target suspected PKK positions.

Kurdistan Region officials regularly call on Baghdad, officially in charge of border security affairs, to prevent insurgents and foreign militaries from engaging in hostilities within its territory. Officials have voiced concerns about the increasing presence of foreign militia forces in the area.

Much of the conflict has been fought in the border areas of the Kurdistan Region, which has endangered civilian populations.