BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:40 P.M.) – The Iraqi media reported that “Iranian artillery bombed a number of border areas inside the Kurdistan region, today, Tuesday, coinciding with the bombing of Turkish aircraft in northern Iraq.”
The Rudaw News network stated that “the Turkish Air Force and the Iranian Revolutionary Guards bombed the village of Anah, which belongs to the Haji Imran district,” stressing that the attack primarily focused on the border region, which is believed to have a Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) presence.
The network explained that “the bombing started at nine in the morning,” adding that “drones were used in the bombing.”
For its part, the Kurdistan 24 channel reported that “reconnaissance planes flew over the area, and shortly after leaving the airspace, Iran launched a barrage of artillery shells at the border areas.”
They said that the artillery shelling focused on the areas bordering Iran, in northeastern Erbil.
On Sunday, the Turkish Ministry of Defense announced the launch of “Operation Eagle Claw” in northern Iraq.
The Turkish Ministry of Defense said their forces hit 81 targets during the start of the operation, but did not comment on the allegation that they struck a refugee camp in the Makhmour region.