The latest in a long list of recent Turkish drone strikes in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq hit Qamishi, a village in the north of the Sulaymaniyah governate, local mayor Kamaran Hassan told NRT media.
The drones struck Qamishi in the early hours of Monday 22 August, Hassan said. There were no casualties but the strikes burnt grassland in the mountainous area, and locals are anxious because the area has been bombarded several times, he said.
In video footage published by local media, a cloud of thick smoke can be seen rising from mountains around the village.
Turkish fighter jets and drones regularly carry out air strikes in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, deploying troops to support its offensives as part of the cross-border operation against fighters of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
The latest deadly attack took place in a tourist resort in Zakho (Zaxo) district in Duhok province, where nine civilians were killed and 25 wounded.