2 killed in Turkish airstrike in Iraq

Baghdad: Two people were killed and another wounded in a Turkish airstrike in Duhok province in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region on Friday, a Kurdish security source said.

A Turkish aircraft bombed them in the morning when they were collecting herbs in a mountain near their village in the province’s Shiladze area, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

The Turkish forces often carry out cross-border operations in northern Iraq against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants, especially in the Qandil Mountains, the main base of the group.

The PKK, listed as a terrorist organisation by Turkey, the United States and the European Union, has rebelled against the Turkish government for more than three decades.

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