Turkish army starts fires in the Kurdish region
A fire broke out in the fields near the Tigris River as a result of a fire opened from Akdizgin military outpost in Güçlükonak district of Şırnak.
A fire broke out as a result of a fire opened by Turkish soldiers in the Dehla Şêx area on the banks of the Tigris River between the villages of Sulak (Bafê) and Yalaz (Erzenax) in Şırnak's İdil district. It is reported that the fire started as a result of random gunfire at noon from Akdizgin military outpost in Güçlükonak district on the other side of the valley.
The local people are using their own means to put out the fire which is advancing towards the civilian settlements. Many trees have been damaged because of the fire.
Last year, fires broke out because of mortar fire from the same outpost.
In the meantime, the Turkish army extended the destruction by commencing fire from helicopters in the Besta region of Şırnak province.
The forest fire, which started on July 12 in the countryside of the Besta region between the provinces of Şırnak and Siirt, continues to spread. The fire restarted last night when it was about to extinguish on its own. Fire squads did not intervene to put out the fire.
The fire had restarted as a result of random fire from the helicopters of the Turkish soldiers.
It is also reported that Turkish helicopters attempted to restart a fire at different points in the region.