KYB bought the helicopter, MIT is examining radar records
He announced that the helicopter that crashed in the Gara Mountain region on the Turkey-Iraq border and the bodies of 9 PKK terrorists were found was purchased by a group within the Kurdistan Patriotic Union (PUK). Radar records of pirate flights are being investigated by MIT.
An important statement came from Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government Prime Minister Mesrur Barzani regarding the helicopter crash in which 9 terrorists were involved, near the Biryat village of Duhok in the north of Iraq.
Masrour Barzani announced that the helicopter was purchased by a group within the Kurdistan Patriotic Union (PUK), which controls the Sulaymaniyah region.
Stating that they do not have any information about the second helicopter that is said to have crashed, Barzani said, “This helicopter was purchased by a group within the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan. But we don’t know how he got to the Democratic Forces in Syria,” he said.
Masrour Barzani stated that they did not know anything about the second helicopter mentioned by the terrorist organization. Stating that they are working with the international coalition and the Iraqi Central Government to clarify the incident further and to find out why the helicopters were flying without permission in these regions, Barzani said, “There is a lot that needs to be explained. I hope we can find clear answers for our people and all of you.”
MIT Examines RADAR RECORDS
In the meantime, it was learned that the MIT met with the Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government about the pirate flight, which was reported to have flown without permission in the region and that the Kurdish Regional Government was not aware of, and the radar records were meticulously examined.
Investigations continue, especially regarding the terrorist organization PKK’s statement “Two helicopters crashed”. However, until now, no evidence or wreckage of a second helicopter has been found.
“WE WERE NOT NOTIFIED OF A PIRACY FLIGHT”
In a memo shared with the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Kurdish Regional Government Security Council stated that the helicopter that crashed made an unauthorized pirate flight without the knowledge of the Regional Government. The Security Council stated that the helicopter, which had radar records between Syria and Iraq’s Sulaymaniyah region, then arrived in the Duhok region without informing the Kurdish administration.
It is stated that the first findings revealed that in Sulaymaniyah under Talabani, one side secretly and unofficially mediated the relations between the SDF and the PKK in Syria, and that this formation helped the terrorist organization in a different way. While it became clear that the helicopter did not belong to the coalition forces established to fight against ISIS, it was reported that it was investigated under which license it flew.