Baghdad – A security source mentioned that a Turkish bombing targeted a security vehicle, west of Nineveh governorate, in northern Iraq, Alsumaria News reported.
The security source said that the bombing targeted a vehicle belonging to the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) near the Sinjar Police Directorate in Nineveh.
Ankara, which has military bases in northern Iraq for 25 years, launches military operations against militants belonging to Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), who are stationed in training camps and bases in northern Iraq.
Turkish forces are stationed in about 40 locations in the northern part of Iraq, from which they track PKK fighters, while civilians find themselves sometimes threatened because of this conflict.
In July 2022, nine Iraqi civilians were killed in a bombing that targeted a tourist resort in the Kurdistan region, for which Baghdad held Turkey responsible.
Turkish military operations in northern Iraq exacerbate pressure on the relations between Ankara and the central government in Baghdad, which accuses Turkey of violating its sovereignty, even though the two countries are important trading partners.
Iraq has repeatedly demanded that Turkey withdraw from its territories.
Source : Iraqinews