Turkish forces have launched an attack on the Makhmour (Mexmûr) refugee camp in Iraq, hitting a house and a mosque. A mother and her two children were injured as a result of the attack.#Mexmur – #DroneStrike – #WarCrimeshttps://t.co/jxO0L4U9dn pic.twitter.com/eRrTsZZt47
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Turkish forces carried out an attack on the Makhmour (Mexmûr) refugee camp in Iraq at around 7pm local time on Saturday. The drone fired on a house and a mosque.
According to initial reports, a woman and her two children were injured when the house in the centre of the camp went up in flames. They were taken to the camp’s hospital for treatment.
In the aftermath of the attack, the camp’s residents held a mass march in protest against the Turkish government.
“A mosque, a place of worship, is attacked by Erdoğan who defines himself as the caliph of Islam”, said Mexmûr People’s Council co-chair Filiz Budak at the protest.
Makhmour Refugee Camp, built by Kurdish refugees in the 1990s, is located approximately 60 km southwest of Erbil (Hewlêr), the capital of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The camp, which is recognised by the United Nations, provides shelter to around 13,000 Kurdish refugees who have fled state violence in Turkey.