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Report: 31 families flee homes in Iraq village due to Turkey operations

Iraqi riot police protect the Turkish embassy in Baghdad on February 18, 2021 [AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP via Getty Images]
Iraqi riot police protect the Turkish embassy in Baghdad on February 18, 2021 [AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP via Getty Images]

Residents of Kista village in northern Iraqi Kurdistan's Dohuk governorate have allegedly fled their homes due to Turkish operations in the area, a local Iraqi news website reported on Friday.

The news website claimed that the residents of the village of Kista left their homes at night, fearing the increasing Turkish strikes against the village.

One of the residents told the news website that 31 families have so far left their homes, noting that the families do not know where to go.

The chief of the village Mahmoud Kisti called for the Iraqi forces to protect them.

Reports stated that the Turkish forces had established several new military bases, increasing the number of its military bases in the border area from 36 to 43, according to an MP from the Kurdistan Region.

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