Turkish air raid kills 7 civilian Kurds

Turkish warplanes have once more targeted civilian Kurds during a raid carried out on Sunday. According to local correspondents for Rojhelat.info a warplane targeted a truck carrying a family trying to escape the bombardment. The victims were from the village of Kortek, in Qalat Diza, about 180 kilometers northeast of Sulaymani along the Turkey-Iraq border.

Kurdish victims of Turkish air raid

The names of the victims are reported as follows:
  • Hasan Mustafa Hasan (Father)
  • Mer Haci Mam (Mother)
  • Rezan Hussein Mustafa (34-year-old)
  • Oskar Hussein (10-year-old)
  • Sonya Shemal Hasan (4-year-old)
  • Solin Shemal Hasan (6-months-old)
  • Zana Hussein Mustafa (11-year-old)

Tonight (Monday) in Sulaymani, people took to the streets in protest against Turkish aggression.

In a phone call to CNN on Sunday, a PKK spokesman placed the blame for the latest round of hostilities squarely on the Turkish government and its prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

“Erdogan has decided for an all-out war,” said Roj Welat. “We will use our right to defend ourselves and our people. … There will be new things probably, new developments will occur, but in what way I cannot say. But all I can say is Kurds will defend themselves. And we are calling on all the European countries, especially the United States, not to support state terror.”


2 Responses to Turkish air raid kills 7 civilian Kurds
  1. […] place its own defense in the hands of the United Nations!  It bombed northern Iraq and killed seven Kurdish civilians. Given the Turkish reaction to Israeli strikes on Gaza in the wake of Hamas attacks and the […]

  2. Joseph
    August 26, 2011 | 09:24

    Obviously another strategic false casualty publicity published by PKK for recovery time and taking attention at the region. I tell you what mister kurdistan we westerners don’t buy it

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