A Turkish drone hit a vehicle used by Kurdish People’s Resistance Units (YPS) near an Iraqi military base in northern Iraq’s Sinjar province, Roj News reported on Sunday.
No information on the number of casualities has yet been released about the incident in the Khanesor district of Sinjar.
The incident is the latest example of regular air strikes by Turkey as part of a military campaign that Ankara claims is targeting groups linked to Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
Turkey has been operating a military base in Sinjar since 2015, with Turkish troops being deployed on the pretext of training Iraqi forces in their fight against the Islamic State (ISIS).
ISIS took control of Sinjar in 2014 and almost wiped out the district’s community of Yazidis, a Kurdish-speaking minority in northern Iraq. According to UN figures, straight after ISIS’ capture of the city, almost 200,000 people, mostly Yazidis, fled the district and moved to camps, where they lived in harsh conditions.
The PKK and members of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) liberated the area from ISIS in 2015 and formed YPS.