ERBIL — A joint committee from Kurdistan Region and Iraqi parliaments will visit Duhok on Tuesday to investigate the impact of the ongoing war between Turkey and Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
MP Hikmat Mohammed told BasNews that representatives from the parliamentary committees of interior, Peshmerga, health, environment, and agriculture are members of the investigation team.
Other representatives from the Iraqi Parliament are expected to arrive in Duhok and join the Kurdish lawmakers, MP Mohammed confirmed.
Turkey has intensified the military operations in the border areas of Duhok province against the PKK. The war, within the past month only, has forced residents of five villages to leave their homes and take shelter in safer areas, according to local officials.
Head of the local administration in Kani Masi area of Duhok told BasNews on Sunday that thousands of dunams of agricultural lands and forests have suffered remarkable damage due to the constant bombardments.