Right: Farhad Baresh
Left: Suleiman Blut

In less than 24 hours, two Kurdish political asylum seekers were assassinated in the Iraqi Kurdish city of Sulaymaniyah.
Suleiman Bolut, known as Shukri Frontier, was shot dead in the city of Sulaymaniyah on Friday.
He was a member of the Committee of Martyrs of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, who had lived in Sulaymaniyah for several years as an asylum seeker.
The day before, Farhad Baresh, a Kurdish asylum seeker, had been shot and wounded while on his way to work.
His condition is reported to be critical and he is currently under intensive medical care.
Ghobad Talabani, the Deputy Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region, has ordered the security forces to arrest the assailants as soon as possible.
The anti-terror force in Sulaymaniyah province has announced that it has obtained clues from these terrorist operations.
The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has accused the Turkish security forces (MIT) in a statement of assassinating the two Kurdish asylum seekers.
Observers believe that Iranian and Turkish security forces have viewed the recent situation in Sulaymaniyah and the internal divisions within the Kurdistan Patriotic Union as a golden opportunity to target opposition forces in the province.
Disputes within the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) began on July 8 and are still ongoing. On July 14, a Kurdish political asylum seeker named Behrouz Rahimi was assassinated in the city of Sulaimaniyah.
On August 5, Musa Babakhani, a member of the leadership of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), was assassinated in Erbil.