Iraq ‘strongly’ condemns Turkish-Iranian strikes in Kurdistan

Issued on: 21/11/2022 – 16:57

People look at a site damaged by Turkish airstrikes in the village of Taql Baql, in Hasakeh province, Syria, on Sunday, November 20, 2022. The Turkish Defense Ministry said Sunday that Turkey launched deadly airstrikes over northern regions of Syria and Iraq. © Baderkhan Ahmad, AP

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Iraq on Monday condemned Iranian and Turkish attacks on its northern Kurdistan region, the state news agency INA reported, citing a foreign ministry statement.


“The repeated attacks carried out by and forces with missiles and drones on the region are a violation of Iraq’s sovereignty,” the statement added.

Iran targeted the headquarters of what it called “dissident groups” in Iraqi Kurdistan in the early hours of Monday, while Turkish warplanes had already carried out strikes in Syria and Iraq on Sunday, destroying  targets linked to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).


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