The story: Iraqi Kurdistan has been rocked by suspected Turkish airstrikes which have left at least seven people dead. The attacks stand out from other aerial strikes as they targeted vehicles traveling on some of the busiest roads in Sulaymaniyah Governorate.
The apparent escalation has also gained attention given Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan’s current tour of Erbil and Baghdad. The trip comes as the two neighbors are at odds over security issues, water, and Ankara’s shutdown of Iraqi oil exports via the Kirkuk-Ceyhan pipeline.
The airstrikes: There were at least five major airstrikes in Iraqi Kurdistan between Aug. 6 and Aug. 11. At least seven people were reportedly killed, including five civilians. Turkey has not confirmed its involvement. However, it has notably been targeting the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the area...
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