Turkey bombs Makhmour camp

Makhmur Refugee Camp, which was founded in 1998, lies in the Makhmour district of North Iraq. It hosts about 12,000 Kurdish pro-PKK refugees, who fled the civil war between the PKK and the Turkish state in the 1990s. Reportedly, several Iranian families with PKK ties have been tricked and moved to Makhmour Camp in the early 2000s as well.
Many members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) come from this camp and in the camp exists a “Garden of the Martyrs”, where killed PKK members are remembered. The camp is protected by a militia made up of camp members, trained and armed by the PKK. Several reports show that injured PKK members spend time there to recover.
The camp has been put under embargo by the KRG, and is fully funded by the PKK.
PKK-affiliated news outlets reported that, according to the information they obtained, reconnaissance planes belonging to the Turkish occupation army bombed Makhmour Camp today at 13:10.
According preliminary information there are killed and wounded as a result of the bombing, and it is expected that the camp administration will later make a statement to the public about the bombing and its results.
It is reported that the place that was bombed was also previously bombed, which resulted in martyrs and wounded among the civilians living in the camp before.

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