IRAQ – Iraqi Christian Village Withstands Turkish Airstrikes

International Christian Concern | Jan. 17, 2019

The Amedi district in northern Kurdistan was bombed by Turkey 98 times during the past year, killing at least 12 people, according to the Kurdish media outlet Rudaw. At least three of those individuals killed belonged to the village of Aradnan, a predominately Assyrian Christian village which has withstood the brunt of Turkish bombings in this area.

For months, Turkey has conducted a military operation all across northern Iraq. Turkey claims that they are targeting PKK positions, but many locals point out that the airstrikes are targeting areas with no PKK presence. The PKK is a Kurdish armed group recognized by the United States as a foreign terrorist group.