The Kurdistan Democratic Party’s (KDP) efforts to encircle the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) continue in Iraqi Kurdistan.
According to Rojnews, the KDP closed the roads of 53 villages in the Bradost region of Hewler.
The KDP has reportedly placed Helgurt Command forces to control the village roads.
Villagers were warned by soldiers that their transportation was blocked. Some of villages include Bêrkim, Deraw, Sinîn, Berbizin, Mêrgereş, Bêrkim and Navdaruk which are a part of Sidekan town.
These closures have caused difficulties for villagers, who earn their livelihood via husbandary and agriculture.
The KDP accused the PKK of causing the death of a Peshmerga fighter in a mine explosion in Xakurke on 12 March. However, People’s Defence Units rejected the accusation in a statement on 13 March.
In addition, the Turkish state attacked a civilian vehicle belonging to residents in the village of Sinine on 19 March, killing a villager named Lokman Çeto. The Turkish state also attacked the Xakurke region with fighter jets and helicopters on 20 March.
Afterwards, the KDP attacked a PKK camp in Berdesore during Newroz on 21 March.