Turkish warplanes bomb villages in Kurdistan Region

Turkish warplanes conducted strikes against targets in the Kurdistan Region’s Amedi district on Saturday, Esta’s Media Network reported.

Turkish fighter jets “intensely” bombed the villages of Zewka and Gali Sherana in Baregare in Amedi district, northeast of Duhok, according to the report.

“The bombardment caused damages to the area’s forest and agricultural fields of people,” the report added, noting that there were no casualties.

Turkey has taken its decades-old conflict with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) deep into the Kurdistan Region, establishing military bases and deploying armed military drones against the fighters in their mountain strongholds.

On Friday, Turkish media reported that a senior PKK member, who was the head of Kirkuk region, was killed during a joint operation by Turkey’s intelligence and army in Qandil region.

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