KRI: One person killed by drone strike in refugee camp
One person was killed by a Turkish drone strike in Makhmour refugee camp in Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) on Monday, Roj News reported.
The drone reportedly targeted a house around noon a short time after aerial surveillance activity has been observed over the camp. The attack left a resident named Evizet Abdullah Abid injured, who later died in the hospital.
The camp which is frequently subjected to attacks by the Turkish military was targeted on 5 July by a drone, without casualties. Earlier, a drone strike killed a civilian on 21 May.
About 12,000 people live in the camp that is located about 60 km southwest of KRI's capital Erbil.
Most of the residents are members of families who were forced to leave their villages in the Kurdish-majority provinces of Turkey in the 1990s, when military operations against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) intensified and targeted not only Kurdish fighters but also locals who were accused of providing support for the fighters.
The camp receives the support of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), who provides the residents with legal documentation, which in turn allows them access to education and health services.