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Turkey kills PKK leader in Sinjar

A Turkish airstrike has killed a senior leader of the Kurdistan Workers Party in Sinjar, to the dismay of the Iraqi Yazidis the group rescued.

Yazidi communal leaders are reacting with anger to the death of a senior figure in the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). He was killed in a Turkish airstrike on Aug. 15, near the town of Kocho in the Yazidi-dominated Sinjar area of Iraq.

Zaki Shingali died when Turkish jets struck the convoy that was carrying him back from a memorial to commemorate one of the most horrendous massacres carried out by the Islamic State (IS) against the beleaguered Yazidis in Kocho on Aug. 15, 2014.

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