Kurdish legislators accuse Turkey of attacking civilians

Eight Iraqi civilians were killed in Turkish air strikes in northern Iraq last week, legislators from Turkey's pro-Kurdish party have said.

Source: Beta, AP

AP is reporting that this claim made by the legislators who returned from a three-day fact-finding mission in northern Iraq, "disputes the Turkish military's claim that the area struck was a camp used by Kurdish rebels."

The legislators told reporters the Turkish raids on August 1 "struck the town of Zargel, also injuring at least 27 civilians" while "six homes were totally destroyed and other buildings, including a mosque, were damaged."

They said there were "no rebel camps in the region and called for legal action against officials responsible for the attack," the agency reported.

The Turkish military said last week that the area struck was "not a civilian settlement but a Kurdish rebel sheltering area."


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