Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Masrour Barzani said that the helicopter that crashed in Duhok and that contained PKK/YPG terrorist organization members was purchased by a group within the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK).
According to the news in the Erbil-based Rudaw channel, Barzani also touched on the helicopter that crashed in Duhok in his speech on the agenda during the Nowruz Festival celebrations.
“Actually (the helicopter) was bought by a group within the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), but we don’t know how it reached the (PKK/YPG) SDF,” Barzani said. used his statements.
“THERE IS A LOT TO EXPLAIN”
Noting that he has no information about the second helicopter, Barzani said:
“We will work with the international coalition and the Iraqi Federal Government to further investigate this incident and find out why these helicopters are flying without permission in these areas. There is a lot to explain.”
“SOME OF THE DEAD ARE PKK MILITAN”
The following statements were used in the statement of the KRG regarding the helicopter that crashed in the Çemanke district of Duhok:
“Relevant institutions in the Kurdistan Region contacted the Iraqi central government, international coalition forces and Turkey regarding the crashed helicopter, but it was reported that the helicopter did not belong to them. The security forces launched a preliminary investigation into the helicopter and the first findings were that the helicopter was Eurocopter AS350 type and some of the dead were PKK militants. A detailed investigation continues to determine exactly who the helicopter belongs to.”