16 March 2016
ANF - Hakkari
Civilians in the Cumhuriyet (Zagros) neighbourhood of Hakkari's Yüksekova (Gever) district are under bombardment by Turkish military and police forces.
As the district remains under siege since 11 March, Turkish troops in the District Regimental Command and Efeler Battalion are conducting heavy shelling on neighbourhoods.
As many as 200 civilians residing in the Kani Heyder area of the Cumhuriyet neighbourhood are facing the threat of being harmed by the ongoing bombardments targeting the area.
A civilian trapped in the mentioned area, Mehmet Bafra, who spoke to ANF, said that the aggression has left many houses in ruins, adding; “They (state forces) know that there are civilians in this area, yet they continue their bombardment. There are women, children and elderly here.”