The Kurdish villages of Alane, Gunderoj and Azadi in the Balekayeti region of Iraq were reportedly bombed by Turkish warplanes for approx. one hour, according to Roj News. Also a village in Kobanê in northern Syria was bombed by a Turkish drone, Hawar News Agency reports.
Three people were wounded in a Turkish airstrike in a village in Duhok’s Amedi district in Iraqi Kurdistan, according to NRT News. A local source told NRT that the airstrike targeted a Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) vehicle near Gri village in Chamanke sub-district.
Three people, including two children and a young man, were lightly injured, the NRT source said, adding that the airstrike also damaged several houses in the village.
In the village of Azadi, 250 goats and sheep belonging to a citizen named Seyid Hesen were reportedly killed in the Turkish warplane attack.
A home nearby the village of Memit in southern Kobanê was reportedly bombed by a Turkish drone.
Hawar News Agency reports that a civillian named Fehid Eli Şihadê was injured due to the drone strike in Kobanê.
No further details have been verified for the bombing attacks.
Turkey’s defense minister Hulusi Akar visited Baghdad and Erbil (Hewler) on Monday, 18 January. Following his return from Iraq, Akar said in a statement shared with the Turkish media that Turkey has given a message to continue to fight against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) during their visit to Iraq.