A civilian vehicle was targeted by a Turkish drone attack near Kanî Kendî in the Koye district of Erbil (Hewlêr), Kurdistan Region of Iraq, on Tuesday morning. “The driver of the vehicle lost his life, and three passengers were injured,” said Şêrwan Celal, Health Director of Koye, in a statement to Rojnews.
The vehicle was later identified as belonging to a family residing in the Makhmour Refugee Camp. According to information released by the Makhmour People’s Assembly, the deceased was identified as Dilovan İşlek, the driver of the vehicle. Additionally, three women were injured in the attack.
Dilovan İşlek was involved in livestock trading in Ranya. He became the target while returning from a business trip to Ranya. His family has set out to Koye to collect his remains.
This is not the first time Turkish drones have targeted the Makhmour Refugee Camp. On 7 October, a mosque within the camp was targeted, injuring three people, including two children. Another attack on 13 October resulted in a woman being injured.
The Makhmour Refugee Camp, located near Erbil, has been a frequent target of Turkish drone strikes, raising concerns about the safety and well-being of its residents.