Sinjar (BasNews) An official from the Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga Ministry stated that a number of Peshmerga troops were killed and a Peshmerga base was burned by the Turkish air strikes aimed at Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) forces in Sinjar region.
Halgurd Hikmat, head of the Peshmerga Ministry’s Media Department, called on PKK to withdraw from Sinjar, stating that PKK should reconsider its stance and step out of the Kurdistan Region territories.
The official also demanded Turkey to deal with the situation with greater care, adding that they don’t want these areas to be part of the regional conflicts.
If PKK refuses to leave Sinjar, the Turkish air raids are likely to continue since the Iraqi government is unable to protect its territorial sovereignty, said the official. Therefore PKK needs to take Kurdistan Region’s call for PKK forces’ withdrawal into account, Hikmat said.