A member of the Kurdish Peshmerga forces was killed by fire from the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) fighters in the Dohuk governorate in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, on the border with Turkey.
The director of the Darkar district, north of Dohuk, Adib Jaafar, said that the PKK members who control that area, were the ones who opened fire on a joint force of the Kurdish Peshmerga and the Iraqi border guards that were working to set up an observation point in one of the mountainous heights, which caused the death of the member. Read also Stratfor: PKK attacks increase its enemies and reduce its influence in northern Iraq International influence and intertwining of interests.. Can the Iraqi government expel the PKK from Sinjar?
Commenting on that incident, the Ministry of Peshmerga of the Iraqi Kurdistan government said in a statement, “We had previously given a warning that everyone must respect the borders of the region and not endanger its security and stability,” while the Kurdistan Workers’ Party had warned by saying, “We will not accept any movement of Peshmerga forces in areas Our control, especially since it is a war zone between us and the Turkish forces.”
In a related context, a delegation from the Security and Defense Committee of the Iraqi Parliament arrived in the Kurdistan Region to follow up on the repercussions of the Turkish bombing and the attacks of the PKK forces on the Peshmerga forces, and the waves of displacement from Iraqi Kurdish villages that are subjected to artillery and air bombardment as a result of military operations between the Turkish army and elements of the PKK. .
And since last April 23, Turkey has launched a military operation to pursue elements of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which is based in the Iraqi mountains to launch attacks against the Turkish state and its army.
On Saturday, Turkey bombed the Makhmour refugee camp in northern Iraq, following warnings from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to “clean it”, in an attack that killed 3 people, including a senior leader of the Workers’ Party.
Ankara regularly accuses the PKK of controlling the Makhmour camp, located 250 kilometers south of the Turkish border.
The Turkish authorities consider that Iraq is not doing anything about the activity of the party, which has waged an insurgency against it since 1984, which has left more than 40,000 people dead, and stresses that it has no other choice but to launch military operations in Iraqi territory against the organization that it and its Western allies classify as a terrorist.