Suspected Turkish Drones Kill Six in Iraqi Kurdistan

Drone targeted a car in Tutaqal village

Turkey’s military operation against the PKK in northern Iraq continues apace, with a drone strike on Saturday killing at least five people, including three PKK suspects, and two civilians. A third civilian was killed in another strike.

The five were in a civilian car in Tutaqal village when attacked by the apparent Turkish drone. It set fire to the car, killing all within.

Turkey did not indicate its involvement in the strikes nor indeed how they targeted the car. Locals reportedly informed Kurdistan officials of the PKK’s presence.

The killing of two civilians angered some locals, who said they were farmers, who had offered to take three injured PKK fighters for medical help.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is senior editor of