Iraq says drone that killed three Kurdish officers came from Turkey | The Guardian Nigeria News


A senior military official in Baghdad said Tuesday that a drone that killed three Kurdish counterterrorism officers had originated in neighbouring Turkey, and condemned the violation of Iraq’s sovereignty.

Three members of the counterterrorism forces of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region were killed and three wounded in Monday’s drone strike on Arbat airfield, southeast of the region’s second city of Sulaimaniyah.

Around 5 pm (1400 GMT) Monday, “the drone entered Iraqi airspace, crossing the border from Turkey, and bombarded the Arbat airfield,” which is mainly used by crop-spraying aircraft, said General Yehya Rassoul, spokesman of the federal armed forces commander in chief.

“This attack constitutes a violation of Iraq’s sovereignty”, he said, adding: “Iraq reserves the right to put a stop to these violations.”

Turkey has stepped up its drone strikes on Kurdish targets in both Iraq and Syria in recent months, although deaths…

Source: Guardian Newspaper