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Statement from the Council of Ministers on today’s attack in Zakho

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) – We strongly condemn the shelling of the Parakhe resort near the Darkar border of the Zakho Autonomous Administration by Turkish forces which, unfortunately, caused the death and injury of a number of tourists. We extend our condolences to the families of the martyrs and wish the wounded a speedy recovery.

The Kurdistan Region has been targeted several times – from both inside and outside Iraq – in the recent past, at a terrible cost of life and property to our citizens. The Federal Government and the international community must work more effectively to prevent the repetition of such violations.

Clashes between Turkish forces and PKK fighters in the border areas of the Kurdistan Region have become a constant threat to the lives and wellbeing of our citizens.

Therefore, we once again call for the Kurdistan Region to be kept away from regional conflicts so that innocent citizens will no longer be made victims.

Council of Ministers of the Kurdistan Region

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