The Turkish forces have today (20th July 2022) committed a blatant attack on Iraqi territory, targeting a holiday resort in Zakho (Duhok province) killing 9 civilians including children, and wounding 26 others.

This deplorable and condemned bombing constitutes a heinous crime and a flagrant violation of Iraqi sovereignty and international law.

While calling on international organisations and governments in the world to condemn the barbaric Turkish aggression, we also call on the Iraqi government not to allow this criminal act pass without a diplomatic and political response worthy of the blood of the innocent people, and to ensure that Turkish attacks on Iraqi territory are not repeated.

We offer our condolences to the families of the innocent victims who were killed as a result of the brutal aggression, and we wish the wounded a speedy recovery.

Political Bureau

Iraqi Communist Party

20 July 2022


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