Turkey kills allies in strike on Sinjar

The bombing raid targeted a PKK affiliate, but KRG Peshmerga were killed.
Turkey kills allies in strike on Sinjar
A former IS group hideout occupied by fighters from several PKK-aligned militias west of Sinjar, Nov. 12, 2015. (PATRICK OSGOOD/Iraq Oil Report)

SULAIMANIYA/ERBIL - Turkish jets bombed several positions on and around Iraq's Sinjar Mountain overnight Tuesday, killing at least six members of the Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) security forces.

The Turkish military said it was targeting an affiliate of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which has waged a decades-long guerrilla war against the Turkish state, although no PKK-backed fighters appear to have been killed in the Sinjar strikes.

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