Sulaimaniya: Two PKK Fighters Killed in Turkish Airstrike
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Sulaimaniya: Two PKK Fighters Killed in Turkish Airstrike

ERBIL — At least two fighters of the Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK) were reportedly killed in an airstrike carried out by a Turkish drone in the Kurdistan Region's Sulaimaniya province on Friday.

According to the information BasNews has obtained, the Turkish drone air raid targeted a vehicle of the PKK in the village of Sidan in Chamchamall district of Sulaimaniya province, leaving two PKK fighters killed.

It was not immediately clear if there were any additional casualties in the attack.

Earlier on Monday, Turkish warplanes conducted airstrikes in the same area where three members of the PKK were wounded, a Kurdish official confirmed at the time.

Chamchamal health directorate spokesperson Sharif Rahim told Kurdistan 24 on Monday 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.

Turkey views the PKK as a "terrorist organization" and it has vowed to target the armed group wherever it is present. Turkey has carried out several operations against the PKK in the region over the past few years.

Due to the war between the Turkish army and the PKK in the border areas of Kurdistan Region, thousands of civilians have been affected despite the fact that hundreds of villages have also been vacated. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has repeatedly been calling on both sides to avoid using its territory as a battlefield for settling their disputes.

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