Turkey slammed for airstrike that killed three women in Syria image

Friday, 19 June, 2020 , 09:19Arbil, Iraq, June 19, 2020 (AFP) — Turkish bombardment has killed a Kurdish shepherd in northern Iraq, a local official said on Friday, the first known civilian victim of Ankara’s air and ground assault on the region.

The official from Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region, Ihsan Chalabi, told AFP the shepherd was killed early Thursday morning when Turkish air strikes hit the Bradost district.

On Wednesday, Turkey launched a cross-border operation into the mountainous terrain of northern Iraq where the rebel Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) has rear bases.

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