The latest in a long list of recent Turkish drone strikes in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) hit the vicinity of Galala, a village in the north of the Sulaymaniyah province on Friday, Roj News reported.
The Turkish drone targeted five civilians touring the Asos mountain near the village, killing two and wounding three others. One of the civilians is in a critical health condition, the local mayor Kamaran Hassan told Roj News.
Hassan also said that all the casualties were from Qamishi village, and were touring the mountain to collect some seasonal vegetables when they were targeted by Turkish drones. Fearing the second bombarding, the medical team could not rescue them until late on Friday.
This is the second time in recent months that Turkish drones have hit the Mawat area in the north of the Sulaymaniyah province, after a previous strike on 27 September.
Turkish warplanes and drones regularly carry out air strikes in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, deploying troops to support its offensives as part of the country’s cross-border operation against fighters of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
According to Washington Kurdish Institute, since 2015, under the pretext of fighting the PKK, Turkey’s attacks on the Kurdistan Region of Iraq have resulted in the death of 110 civilians with a further 186 injured.