ERBIL — Turkish warplanes on Monday evening carried out airstrikes in the Kurdistan Region's Sulaimaniya province, leaving three members of the Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK), a Kurdish official has confirmed.
The incident reportedly took place in the village of Sidan in Chamchamall district of Sulaimaniya province where the Turkish aircrafts targeted a group of the PKK members, Said Karim, a Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) official in Qarahanjir, told BasNews.
"As a result of this bombardment, three fighters of PKK have been injured who have now been transferred to Chamchamall hospital for medical treatment," Karim added.
In efforts to obtain further details on the incident, BasNews attempted to contact the Chamchamall mayor, but the phone call was not answered.
According to the information BasNews has learned, this is the first time that the Turkish aircrafts carried out airstrikes in this region.
Speaking to Kurdistan 24, Chamchamal health directorate spokesman Sharif Rahim pointed out that two people were wounded in the airstrike, explaining that one of them was a 24-year-old woman while the other was a 35-year-old man, who were transferred to Sulaimani Hospital because of his critical health condition.
The Turkish warplanes often conduct such airstrikes against the PKK in the border areas of Kurdistan Region as the two sides are in a decades-long military confrontation over the Kurdish question in Turkey.
Ankara views the PKK as a "terrorist organization" and it has vowed to target the armed group wherever it has positions. Turkey has carried out several operations against the PKK in the region over the past few years.