Five assassination attacks carried out in Sulaymaniyah in a year
Five assassination attacks have been carried out in the city of Sulaymaniyah in South Kurdistan since September 2021, which have left four people dead.
With the Turkish state escalating its invasion attacks on southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq), targeted attacks have become more common than ever before.
There is major concern that a large network of local collaborators might have been created in the region. Along with the frequent drone attacks, armed attacks are also carried out in public.
Authorities in Hewler (Erbil) and Sulaymaniyah have not introduced any preventive measures against further assassinations as the murderers have remained unpunished.
There have been at least five assassination attacks in Sulaymaniyah in a year alone.
The latest attack targeted a female activist.
On October 4, Nagihan Akarsel, a female activist and academician, editor of Jineology magazine and member of the Jineology Research Centre, was shot dead in Sulaymaniyah. The attack took place in front of Akarsel's house at 10:00 local time.
On August 28, Suheyl Xurid Eziz (Mamoste Şemal), a member of the Executive Council of the Azadi Movement, was killed as a result of an armed attack.
On May 17, Zeki Çelebi, a patriot from North Kurdistan, was attacked in the Bextiari neighbourhood. Celebi, who was seriously injured in the attack, died the next day, on May 18. His killers haven't been found yet.
On September 17, 2021, Yasin Bulut (Şukri Serhed), a member of the PKK Martyrs' Families Committee, was assassinated in Sulaymaniyah.
On September 16, 2021, a citizen from North Kurdistan, named Ferhad Barış Kondu, was attacked in Sulaymaniyah. He survived the attack with serious injuries.