Turkey denies assault by which 9 civilians died

“Turkey is against all attacks targeting civilians. Turkey conducts its fight against terrorism in accordance with international law,” Turkey’s overseas ministry stated in an announcement.

Instead, the assertion directed suspicion on the Kurdish PKK guerrillas with out mentioning it by title. Turkey launched an offensive in northern Iraq in April, aiming to crack down on the PKK.

Nine folks died when shells hit a park in Iraq’s Kurdistan area on Wednesday. According to native authorities, the victims have been Iraqi vacationers who had traveled to the mountain village of Parakh within the Zakho district to hunt aid from the summer season warmth within the southern components of the nation. Two of them have been kids. Over 20 folks have been injured.

The Iraqi authorities accuses Turkey of being behind the artillery shelling. Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi referred to as the shelling “a flagrant crime” towards Iraq’s sovereignty. He stated in unusually sharp phrases that Iraq reserves the appropriate to strike again. Iraq recalled its chargé d’affaires from Turkey for consultations.

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