A man looks at a printed banner of Kurdistan region referendum in Erbil, Iraq August 26, 2017. Picture taken August 26, 2017. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari
ERBIL - 21 September 2017: The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) condemned Thursday Turkish airstrikes on the Kurdistan Region's border that left seven civilians killed.
In a statement, the KRG urged Turkey to stop its raids and not to harm the people of the Kurdistan Region as well as to preserve the principles of being neighbors, Alsumaria news channel reported.
The Turkish warplanes shelled several areas in Kurdistan Region's border in Sidan and Kera Derin, near the border with Turkey claiming that airstrikes were targeting armed sites for [Kurdistan Workers’ Party] PKK fighters, a statement read.
Airstrikes resulted in killing seven civilians who were in their fields as part of their daily routine to harvest their crops, a statement noted.
Turkish warplanes conducted on Wednesday separate airstrikes in a rural area of the Kurdistan Region’s Duhok Province and killed seven civilians.
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