Turkey bombs Khanasor People's Council in Shengal
Turkey has again bombed the Yazidi heartland of Shengal. The target of the air strike was the building of the People's Council of the town of Khanasor.
Turkey has again bombed the Yazidi settlement area of Shengal in Southern Kurdistan (Northern Iraq) on Saturday. The target of the air strike at around 7.30 p.m. local time was the seat of the People's Council of the town of Khanasor (Xanesor). It is still unclear whether people were in the building at the time of the bombing. Security forces are currently searching the rubble.
Many residents have gathered at the scene to protest against the air strike, chanting "Bijî Berxwedana Şengalê" - "Long live the resistance of Şengal.
Turkey repeatedly attacks the Yazidi community in Şengal. Only last Tuesday, Merwan Bedel, the co-chairman of the Shengal Autonomous Administration Executive Council, was killed in a targeted killer drone attack by Turkey in Khanasor. The attack targeted the vehicle of the Yazidi politician. Two of his children, who were also in the car, were rescued.