Arab News Japan
DUBAI: The government of Japan on Friday strongly condemned the deadly attack in the city of Zakho, Duhok province (Kurdistan region), northern Iraq.
According to a statement by Press Secretary ONO Hikariko, Japan will continue to support the efforts of the Iraqi government to ensure peace and stability in Iraq, including in the Kurdistan region.
The Turkish artillery attack occurred on July 20, killing nine civilians, including three children, while many others with injured.
The attack prompted an unusually strong rebuke from Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhemi.
“Turkish forces have perpetrated once more a flagrant violation of Iraqi sovereignty,” Kadhemi said. He condemned the harm caused to “the life and security of Iraqi citizens,” and said Iraq may hit back.