Turkish drone strikes Maxmur Camp - UPDATE

The Turkish state continues its genocidal attacks against the Kurdish people in various parts of the Kurdistan territory.

An unmanned combat aerial vehicle (SIHA) of the occupying Turkish state struck a house in the Martyr Rustem Cudi Refugee Camp (Maxmur) at 12:40 local time today.

The attack came after hours of aerial reconnaissance activity since early this morning. According to initial reports, a man named Ebû Zêyd Ebdullah Ubêyd was wounded as a result of the attack. 

The man lost his life while being taken to hospital.

The Maxmur Assembly is expected to make a statement about the attack in the coming hours.

The Martyr Rüstem Cudi Refugee Camp is located on the skirts of Qereçok Mountain in the Maxmur district of Mosul. Nearly 12 thousand citizens from North Kurdistan, who had to migrate to South Kurdistan in 1994 due to the brutal destruction campaign of the Turkish state, reside in the camp. Apart from the attacks of the Turkish state, the KDP has been imposing an embargo on the Maxmur Camp for the last three years.

Turkish attacks on the camp

On December 6, 2017, Turkish fighter jets bombed the Maxmur Camp. 5 members of the Self-Defence Forces, Bager Boran, Botan Amed, Çekdar Mawa, Dewran Mardin and Baz Dijwar, were martyred in the attack.

On 13 December 2018, Turkish fighter jets bombed the camp, killing 73-year-old Asya Eli Mihemed, her 26-year-old daughter Narinç Farhan Qasim, her 14-year-old grandson Evin Kawa Mehmud and 23-year-old Eylem Mihemed Emer.

Attacks on the camp during the embargo

On July 18, 2019, Turkish fighter jets bombed the camp once again and two camp residents were injured.

On April 15, 2020, a Turkish drone bombed the camp, leaving three young women in the camp dead.

On June 15, 2020, Turkish fighter jets heavily bombed the vicinity of the Maxmur Camp and Qereçox Mountain. No casualties were reported.

On May 5, 2021, Turkish drones attacked the Maxmur camp.

On June 5, 2021, armed reconnaissance planes of the Turkish army dropped bombs on the camp area where schools and parks are located, but no casualties were reported.

On September 3, 2021, Turkish drones bombed the Maxmur Camp, injuring a mother and a child.

On February 1, 2022, Turkish fighter jets once again bombed the Makhmur Camp, targeting the Self-Defence Forces. 2 members of the Self-Defence Forces were martyred and dozens of citizens who wanted to help their relatives were injured.

On May 21, 2022, a Turkish drone bombed a vehicle in the Maxmur Camp. A shepherd named Haci Mirza Eli was martyred.

On July 5, 2022, during the visit of the Iraqi Army General Commander, the Joint Operations Commander and several high-ranking commanders to the camp, a Turkish drone targeted a civilian house, leaving a woman injured.