43. Asya Elî Mihemed

Asya was a mother from the village of Pîran in the region of Qilabana Şirnexê . Like many other Kurdish mothers, in 1994 Mother Asya, due to the oppression and cruelty of the Turkish state, was forcibly displaced by Turkish guards and became a refugee in Southern Kurdistan (Northern Iraq). From the year 1994 until the day that she was hit and martyred by Turkish warplanes, she went through many difficult and painful experiences. But in the face of all of these difficulties, Mother Asya was a patriotic woman who was much loved by the community of the camp.

Maxmur refugee camp, Northern Iraq

13th December 2018

On the 13th December 2018, warplanes of the occupying Turkish state bombed Maxmur refugee camp at night at 00:12am. During the airstrikes, warplanes were flying over the camp. The result of the bombing of the Turkish warplanes was that Asya Elî Mihemed, 73 years old; her daughter Narinç Ferhan Qasim, 26 years old; as well as her granddaughter Evîn Kawa Mehmûd, 14 years old, and a friend of her daughter, Eylem Mihemed Emer, who were looking after the herd animals where they are kept, were targeted by Turkish warplanes and all lost their lives in this incident.

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