Saturday, January 26, 2019

Iraq: Kurdish civilians burn down Turkish base in protest at air strikes.

(Dohuk) At least one protester has died, with another 10 people wounded on Saturday after protesters demonstrating over a recent Turkish air raid, and stormed a Turkish military base in the town in Iraq’s northern province of Duhok, burning two tanks and other vehicles in the process.

After launching military operations against the Kurds inside Syria, in 2018, Turkey extended its military presence inside northern Iraq with the construction of permanent outposts, Problem is, the local population are all Kurds and like all occupying forces, there is only so much before the plebs fight back. Naturally the Turks aren't happy . with the Defence Ministry condemning the attack by blaming the PKK (whom the Turks have decided to start a war with)
"An attack has occurred on one of bases located in northern Iraq as a result of provocation by the PKK terrorist organization. There was partial damage to vehicles and equipment during the attack,"
In support of their occupying army, the Turks have flown fighter jets over the base.

The thing is, its inside Iraq and I don't think Baghdad which has demanded that Turkey removes its bases will be too happy at the provocation.