Turkey: Turkey accused of chemical attack on refugee camp in Iraqi Kurdistan
Turkey was accused today of using chemical weapons in Monday’s bombing of Maxmur refugee camp in Iraqi Kurdistan, amid calls for an international investigation.
Some 80 other sites were also targeted, including Sengal refugee camp and alleged Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) positions in the Qandil mountains.
The attacks mark a major new offensive against the PKK by the Turkish state under the codename Operation Claw Eagle.
Further airstrikes were launched on Wednesday, with Turkish special forces thought to be making incursions into northern Iraq.