Turkish drone strike kills three YBS fighters in Iraq
A Turkish drone strike in northern Iraq on Tuesday killed three fighters from the Sinjar Resistance Units (YBS), a militia affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), Iraqi Kurdistan's counter-terrorism service said.
The counter-terrorism service of Iraqi Kurdistan reported this incident, stating that the strike took place on Tuesday morning at approximately 5:00 a.m. (0200 GMT). The target of the strike was a YBS headquarters located in the Sinjar district.
Xudeda Cuke, the Director of Sinune District in Sinjar, confirmed the incident in an interview with Rûdaw.
He stated, "In the early hours of the morning, a Turkish unmanned aerial vehicle bombed a house. According to the initial information we obtained, there are casualties and injuries resulting from the attack."
Following the bombardment, ambulances were dispatched to the area, but the identities of the deceased have not yet been determined.
As of now, there has been no immediate response from Turkish authorities regarding the incident.
On May 16, another Turkish drone targeted a building in the Xanesor area, which is part of the same district. However, no casualties or injuries were reported in that attack.
Turkey has been leading a prolonged military campaign in both Iraq and Syria against the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, which Ankara considers as terrorist groups. As part of its operations, Turkey frequently carries out airstrikes in northern Iraq and has established numerous outposts on Iraqi territory.