SULAIMANIYA / Aswat al-Iraq: More than 180 families have deserted their villages in northern Iraq’s Kurdistan villages of Halso township, east of Sulaimaniya city, due to their bombardment by Iranian and Turkish forces, according to the Mayor of Halso’s township of Qala-Diza area east of Sulaimaniya on Wednesday.
“More than 180 families have deserted the villages of Sinni, Bardirin, Barqassan, Kora-Rash and Ziyouka of Halso township of Qala Diza area, 96 km to the east of Sulaimaniya city,” Qader Abdul-Rahman told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
He said that his Mayoralty had “set up a temporary camp to receive the deserted families in Kala-Jar area, supplying it with electric power and some other services, covering over 700 deserted persons.”
“The assistance, presented by the International and local organizations, are still not enough and had not reached the needed level,” Qader said, in a hint to the difficulty of conditions, suffered by the deserted people, who left behind all what they possessed in the said villages, in attempt to find more secured areas.
The Iranian bombardment for border areas in Kurdistan Region had continued since two months, whilst the Turkish bombardment entered its 2nd week, killing and wounding dozens of people and causing damage for dozens of houses and agricultural fields in a number of border villages.
Several border areas of Arbil and Duhok Provinces of Kurdistan Region have witnessed intensive Turkish air raids over the past two weeks, to chase what the Turkish Army describes as possible positions of the anti-Ankara Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).