27 Feb. (EUROPA PRESS) –
A senior member of the Sinjar Resistance Units (YBS) has been killed in an attack carried out with a Turkish drone in northern Iraq, Iraqi authorities have reported. The group is an affiliate of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), declared a terrorist organization by Ankara.
The Anti-Terrorism Department of the autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan has reported the attack with a Turkish drone in which members of the YBS were traveling in the Sinjar region, near the border with Syria, according to the Kurdish-Iraqi Rudaw television.
The YBS themselves have confirmed the death of two guerrilla commanders. A third member of the group would be injured, reports Rudaw. The deceased would be Sid Alí Bada, alias ‘Pir Chako’, and Jairi Jidir Jalal, alias ‘Agir Yafri’.
“This attack seeks to exterminate the Yazidi community (…). The attacks by the Turkish state are a continuation of the genocide of the Yazidi community (…). They do not want our people to return to their holy land,” said the warfare.
The YBS have controlled part of the Sinjar region since the militants managed to expel the jihadist group Islamic State and denounce that the violence and insecurity they attribute to Turkey are intended to prevent the return of the Yazidis to this area.
On the other hand, the Popular Defense Forces (HPG), the armed wing of the PKK, denounced on Monday the use of phosphorus bombs by the Turkish Army.
“The Turkish occupation Army is perpetrating war crimes using phosphorus bombs. The guerrilla forces have been bombarded 84 times with tanks, artillery and heavy weapons and attacked 35 times with phosphorus bombs,” the Turkish army said. group in a statement picked up by the ANHA news agency.