Footage of the destruction caused by Turkish assault on Shengal
The occupying Turkish state last night launched its most comprehensive assault on Shengal since 2017. Residents of the Yazidi town will hold a demonstration today in response to the attack.
On the night of February 1, the Turkish state launched simultaneous air raids on the towns of Shengal and Maxmur in southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq) and the Dêrik area in Rojava, northern Syria.
These strikes followed the unsuccessful ISIS mercenary attacks on the Sinaa jail in Hesekê on January 20. Officials from the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria stated that ISIS mercenaries collaborated with the Turkish state to plot the Hesekê attack.
The attack on Shengal began around 22.00 pm, which was the most devastating assault since 2017. Strategic areas of Shengal Mountain, such as Amûd and Çilmeran, were heavily bombed during the aggression, in which many warplanes took part.
Footage from the ground shows the extent of the bombardment. It appears that a vast region has been levelled to the ground.
The photographs show killed poultry, burned Iraqi flags, strewn stones, broken walls, and damaged trees.
It is also worth noting that this attack came after a meeting between Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi and Turkey's Ambassador to Iraq Ali Rıza Güney in Baghdad on January 23.
Responding to the call of the people's assemblies, the people of Shengal will meet at the joint checkpoint in the Khanasor (Xanesor) town, which was attacked at 10:00 a.m., to denounce the attacks.
The last Turkish attack on Shengal occurred on January 21, killing YBŞ commander Azad Ezdîn and YBŞ fighter Enver Tolhildan.