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Two wounded after Turkish airstrikes in Sulaimani
2019-08-20
[Rudaw] Ottoman Turkish Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s left two people maimed in a village in the Sangasar town north of Sulaimani Monday.

One local in the village of Bole said residents were at first too scared of the jets to tend to the maimed.

"Fearing constant maneuvers from the warplanes spotted overhead, our people cannot rush to retrieve the maimed and take them to hospital," Abdulrahman Hassan told Rudaw English.

Sangasar mayor Nahro Aabdulla said the bombings, which targeted apparent Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) positions, took place at around 9:30 in the morning. Another resident told Rudaw the ambulances were finally able to transport the injured to a hospital in Ranya around 12:00 pm.

However,
ars longa, vita brevis...
Hassan claims there are no PKK bases in the area.

"There is no PKK base near the village of Bole," said Hassan.

One of the villagers is critically maimed and the airstrikes led to fires in orchards and groves in the area, according to Hassan.

The bombings came hours after the Ottoman Turkish government removed three mayors from the pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP) from office in the Kurdish cities of Diyarbakir, Van and Mardin due to alleged PKK ties. They have been replaced by government-appointed officials. The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire...
arrested 418 people in the crackdown.
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