The Turkish army has shelled a village in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region, security officials and witnesses say.
Local Kurdish security forces and residents, who declined to be named, said that Turkish mortar shells landed on Nezduri village near the town of Zakho, in the northern province of Dohuk on Monday.
The target of the shelling, which did not cause any casualties, was not immediately clear.
Turkish forces in the past have targeted the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militant group in northern Iraq.
The PKK launched an insurgency in southeastern Turkey in 1984 to claim self-rule in the region. The related violence has killed thousands of people from both sides.
In March 2013, the jailed PKK leader, Abdullah Ocalan, declared a historic ceasefire after months of negotiations with the Turkish government. Later in September, however, the PKK put on hold their withdrawal from the Turkish soil and the peace process stopped. They accused the Turkish government of failing to deliver on promised reforms.
Ankara had formally submitted a package of reforms to parliament in December 2013 in an attempt to enhance the rights of the Kurdish community.
The package was rejected by the Kurds. They demanded the release of Kurdish prisoners and political activists, the lifting of restrictions on Kurdish-language education in state schools and reducing the ten-percent election threshold required to secure seats in the 550-seat parliament.
Ocalan issued a statement in April 2014 warning of a possible return to violence.
15 civilians massacred in Ras al-Ain (north-Syria), 11 children and women
ONGOING ETHNIC CLEANSING AND GENOCIDE…
…BY THE HANDS OF THE MERCENARY GANGS ARMED BY U.S. REGIME…
Ongoing battles between units of YPG Kurds resistent fighters and foreign jihadist mercenary of ISIL: ISIL’s terrorists massacred 15 Kurds in Ras al-Ain, most of them are children and women.
Obama’s cannibals of the terroristic organization called ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) have massacred 15 civilians, including 7 children and 4 women, in al-Talilah village, southeast of Ras al-Ain city, in Hasaka province.
ISIL gangsters published photos on social networks showing their trophies, unarmed civilian victims, who were killed in the village that is inhabited by Syrian Kurds.
This massacre came after an attack launched by these criminals on the village of Ras al-Ain, in north Syria.
Ras al-Ain city is witness of the ongoing battles between units of YPG resistent fighters and jihadist mercenary militias of ISIL, in which the YPG attempt to regain control over the western areas of the city, occupied by foreign terrorist gangs (The People’s Protection Units – YPG: in Kurds: Yekîneyên Parastina Gel – YPG: in Arabic: وحدات حماية الشعب Wihdat Himayah ash-Sha’ab).
ISIL foreign terrorist mercenaries kidnaped 200 Kurds in north Syria
Ordinary criminals from the terrorist group so called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have kidnapped nearly 200 Kurdish civilians from an area in Syria’s northwestern province of Aleppo.
Last Friday, ISIL members abducted at least 193 Kurdish civilians, aged from 17 to 70 years, from the town of Qabasin.
The real reasons behind their kidnapping are simply ethnic cleansing and genocide, to permanently control the area, and this kind of acts takes place repeatedly in areas under ISIL control.
In early December, al-Qaeda-affiliated ISIL terrorists kidnapped at least 51 Kurds in the towns of Minbij and Jerablus in Aleppo province.
Among the hostages were nine children and a woman, and still there are no informations on where they had been taken, and do not even know if they are still alive, even if everyone thinks that, given the genocidal ISIL’s policy, they are now all dead.
On December 13-2013, ISIL militants invaded the village of Ihras, situated 20 kilometers south of the town of Azaz, in Aleppo province, and captured the villagers, including at least six women, and took them to an unknown location.
In July 2013, ISIL kidnapped some 200 Kurdish civilians from the towns of Tell Aran and Tal Hasel, also in Aleppo province. Only a few of those hostages have reportedly been released.
In all cases, women are used as sex slaves, all the others, men and children, are killed, younger children trained as suicide bombers.
Syria has been gripped by deadly foreign aggression since March 2011. According to some sources, over 160,000 people have been killed and millions displaced due to the violence fueled by the foreign-backed militias.
According to reports, Western powers and their regional allies, especially the shameful regimes of Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey, are supporting the terroristic mercenary gangs operating inside Syria, inside Libya, Sudan…and all over the world.