[size=52]An international organization: Turkey launched more than 4 thousand attacks on Iraq in 6 years[/size]
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The International Civil Society Coalition of the United Nations published a report entitled “End Cross Border Bombing Campiagn” in which it stated that Turkey launched more than four thousand attacks on Iraq in six years, from August 2015 until January 2021.
According to the report issued by the international organization, the Turkish forces, between August 1, 2015 and December 31, 2021, penetrated the Iraqi border no less than 88 times, through ground attacks, air and missile strikes, and caused the death of 123 civilians and the injury of 161 other citizens.
The International Civil Society Coalition is an international organization affiliated with the United Nations, headquartered in Geneva, the capital of Switzerland, and has branches in 12 countries around the world, one of which is in Washington, the capital of the United States of America.
Al-Taqri pointed out that the most attacks occurred during the years 2020-2021, when Turkish forces launched about 20 attacks each year.
He stated that the Turkish forces used drones, helicopters, and artillery in 37 attacks, during which they targeted villages, districts and residential areas, which caused the destruction of those areas and material losses to property, schools, hospitals, markets, water distribution projects, electricity production stations, mosques and other places of worship. .
According to the report issued by the international organization, those 37 attacks resulted in the killing of 39 civilians (including 4 children) and the injury of 72 people (including 10 children), and among the victims were health sector workers, owners and shop owners, students, municipal workers and deminers . Some of the attacks took place in areas 115 km south of the Turkish border.
The number of victims of 8 attacks out of the 88 attacks during which Turkey crossed the Iraqi border, 38 people, 17 dead (including a child), and 21 injured (including a child), according to the report.
Targeting agricultural areas
55 people were victims of the Turkish military attacks, including farmers and agricultural workers, where Turkey launched about 25 attacks on agricultural areas (15 aerial bombardments, 9 artillery shelling, and another attack during a military operation), and the report indicated that 9 people were victims of those operations, Four dead (including a 19-year-old student) and five wounded.
Personal information about the victims
According to the report issued by the International Civil Society Coalition, 87% of the dead were males, and 13% were females, and 6 children were killed and 14 others were injured.
“Turkey and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party publish different statistics on the victims of the ongoing conflict between them, and the two sides publish conflicting statistics in many cases, which led to the inability to collect official statistics on the conflict between Turkey and the PKK.”
Geographical distribution of casualties caused by the conflict between Turkey and the Kurdistan Workers' Party
On the geographical distribution of the Turkish attacks, the report stated that Dohuk governorate ranked first among the areas most exposed to bombardment, as a result of its proximity to the Turkish border, and that most of the victims were killed in this governorate.
The Turkish bombing killed 51 to 67 people in Dohuk, and 29 to 37 people in Erbil, which comes after Dohuk in terms of casualties and is linked to a long land border with Turkey. In Nineveh Governorate, 12 people were killed and 16 to 22 others were injured as a result of the Turkish bombing. Sulaymaniyah, the number of victims of the Turkish attacks reached about 7 dead and 23 wounded.
In another part of the report, the organization stated that the Turkish forces launched about 4 air attacks on Makhmour camp, which contains Turkish refugees (Kurds of Turkey), 165 km from the Turkish border, pointing out that 10 people were killed and 10 others were wounded in those attacks.
The political conflict between Turkey and the PKK has been going on for 39 years, and it has had a significant impact on the Kurdistan Region, as the military and armed confrontations between the two parties during those years caused the Turkish army to penetrate the Iraqi international borders dozens of times, causing human, material, economic, and agricultural losses, as well as For the evacuation of dozens of villages in the territory of the Kurdistan Region.
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