The Turkish warplanes bombed on Saturday several border villages in the Iraqi region of Kurdistan, causing damages, an Iraqi official agency reported.

Iran PressMiddle East: "The Turkish warplanes bombed the edge of several Kurdish villages near the town of Zakho in the northern province of Duhok," the state-run Iraqi News Agency (INA) said.

"One of the missiles landed near a house in the village of al-Rwaisi near Zakho and caused serious damages to the house," INA said, asserting that the Turkish airstrikes caused a state of panic among the Kurdish villages, according to Xinhua.

Meanwhile, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) official website said that the Turkish airstrikes have continued during the past two days in many areas inside the region.

The PUK website, which is the region's second-biggest party, also said that the Turkish bombardments have been carried out under the pretext of the presence of headquarters and positions of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

The Turkish forces frequently carry out ground operations, airstrikes, and artillery bombardments against PKK militias’ positions in northern Iraq, especially the Qandil Mountains, the main PKK base.

The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States, and the European Union. 


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