Airport close to Sulaymaniyah focused as Al Jazeera’s Mahmoud Abdelwahed says the id of the victims stays to be identified.
At the least six individuals have been killed in a suspected drone assault on an airport close to the town of Sulaymaniyah within the semi-autonomous Kurdish area in northern Iraq, official sources have instructed Al Jazeera.
Al Jazeera’s Mahmoud Abdelwahed, reporting from the Iraqi capital Baghdad, mentioned that the Arbat airport, positioned 50km (30 miles) to the east of Sulaimaniya, has been utilized by the “anti-terrorism” fight equipment that’s a part of Sulaymaniyah safety forces.
“Whether or not all of the victims are from the anti-terrorism equipment stays to be identified,” he mentioned.
The airport was used for agricultural functions up to now.
Two members of the Kurdish safety forces have been wounded within the assault and have been rushed to a navy hospital in Sulaimaniya underneath tight safety, a police supply instructed Reuters.
Al Jazeera’s Abdelwahid mentioned that Turkish drones have been hovering within the space for the previous three days.
“The Sulaymaniyah province is house to anti-Turkish and anti-Iran teams, and each these nations have been conducting air raids in and round Sulaymaniyah,” Al Jazeera’s Abdelwahid mentioned, including that we nonetheless have no idea who’s behind the assault.
The assault comes on a day when Iraq’s federal authorities gave the administration of the semi-autonomous Kurdish area extra funding to permit it to pay salaries.