Turkish army says hit PKK targets in N Iraq

An executive from the Turkish General Staff said on Friday that an air operation was waged against PKK targets in Hakurk region in the north of Iraq on February 4-5.

Turkish army says hit PKK targets in N Iraq

Speaking at a weekly press briefing at General Staff HQ in capital Ankara, General Staff Communication Department Chief Gen. Metin Gurak said that "necessary precautions were taken as usual during the air operation to avoid any harm to civilians."

Gurak also said that "2 terrorists were captured and 1 terrorist surrendered to security forces within the framework of the counter-terrorism activities carried out by Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) since January 30."

Replying to a question on USA's branding PKK's branch in Iran "PJAK" as a terrorist organization, Gurak said, "PJAK is a terrorist organization, and we see USA's branding it so as a positive development".

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