Drone attack kills five in Mosul
As Turkey continues its strikes on Northern Iraq, 5 more people were killed Sunday afternoon in a drone attack on a car in Mosul, Rudaw reported.
Anti-Terrorism Unit of Kurdistan Region stated that the targeted vehicle belonged to the PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party) and was bombed by Turkish Air Force.
Media outlets affiliated with the PKK alleged that the attack hit a civilian’s car.
"We strongly condemn this attack, which puts the safety of this province and its citizens in peril. This is a province that has just started to get rid of ISIS gangs," Nineveh’s Governor Najim al-Jubouri said.
The governor also claimed that the people in the car were civilians and identified the driver of the car as “Ahmed Ilyas” an engineering student in Mosul University.
Turkey in recent months has increased drone attacks and military operations in Northern Iraq against the PKK, a Kurdish militant group fighting Turkey for four decades.
A drone targeted a car in Garmiyan in June, killing at least four.
Also in June, a suspected Turkish drone targeted the headquarters a militia group affiliated with the PKK in Shingal, killing at least one.