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Iraq’s Kadhimi condemns Turkey for ‘violation’ after deadly Kurdistan strike

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Iraq’s Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi condemned artillery strikes blamed on Turkey that authorities said killed nine civilians Wednesday in the country’s autonomous Kurdistan region as a “flagrant violation” of sovereignty.

“Turkish forces have perpetrated once more a flagrant violation of Iraqi sovereignty,” he said on Twitter, condemning the harm caused to “the life and security of Iraqi citizens” and reserving Iraq’s right to retaliate.

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Earlier on Wednesday, Turkish airstrikes killed eight tourists in northern Iraq and wounded over 20, Iraqi Kurdish officials said.

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