Iraqi commander killed in Turkish attack commemorated in Bradost
Zuber Hali, a commander of the Iraqi Border Guards, who lost his life in a Turkish attack two years ago, was commemorated in Bradost.
Zuber Hali, a commander of the Iraqi Border Guards, who lost his life two years ago as a result of a Turkish attack, was commemorated on Tuesday night in a ceremony held in Bradost region of southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq). Hali's family, relatives and friends attended the ceremony held in the Goreşêr village of Bradost. The memorial service continued until late at night.
IRAQI AND HPG COMMANDERS WERE TARGETED
On August 11, 2020, KDP-affiliated Helgurd forces moved towards the Berbizin highland and the Kelashin border in Bradost region of southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq). The PKK guerrillas stationed at the destination of the KDP forces warned the KDP's Helgurd forces not to get closer to the guerrilla areas.
On the same day, a large military force consisting of dozens of military vehicles and heavy weapons brought from Hewler (Erbil) and Iraqi border guards arrived in Bradost to bring the situation in the region under control. While the KDP forces opened fire on the PKK guerrillas in the area, Iraqi soldiers arrived at the scene of fighting in the afternoon.
To deescalate the situation, Zuber Hali, one of the Iraqi Border Guards Brigade commanders, who also came from Bradost, moved to the region and met with a guerrilla commander, Egîd Garzan.
The meeting area was directly bombed by Turkish fighter jets at 13.00 local time in the afternoon. The attack directed at Iraqi and HPG (People’s Defense Forces) commanders left Zuber Hali, commander Egîd Garzan and another Iraqi commander dead.