SULAIMANIYA / Aswat al-Iraq: Turkish warplanes have resumed their raids against northern Iraq’s Kurdistan border areas on the villages of Qandil Mountain late Thursday night, causing terror among their inhabitants and material damage to their properties, eyewitnesses said on Friday.
“We heard the noise of strong bombardment that forced people awake at midnight, whilst children began to cry and shout,” a citizen of Bukriskan village of Rawanduz township in Arbil Province, called Mohammed Khider told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
“The Turkish warplanes continued bombarding the area till early Friday, but did not cause human casualties, though they destroyed all the orchards and agricultural fields,” he said.
On his part, the Mayor of Nowdashty township of Qala-Diza area, Hayman Abdullah, said that “the Turkish warplanes fired 4 rockets on Qandil Mountain, causing fear among its villages, causing no human casualties.”
Noteworthy is that Turkish warplanes have continued bombarding northern Kurdistan’s border areas since Aug.
17th last, killing 7 members of one family in Kortiq village of Qala-Diza area, whilst other attacks had injured other people and caused severe material damage for agricultural fields and natural forests, forcing a large number of inhabitants to desert their villages.
Kurdistan Region had witnessed several protests and demonstrations against the bombardment of Kurdistan border areas by Turkish and Iranian warplanes and artillery.