PKK and ISIL targets destroyed in Turkish, coalition strikes

Turkish and U.S.-led coalition forces hit ISIL-held territory in northern Syria

PKK and ISIL targets destroyed in Turkish, coalition strikes

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish howitzer fire and four coalition strikes destroyed as many as 68 targets in the most recent round of joint operations.

The targets eliminated include one building, three vehicles and an armory. In the operations, 14 extremist preparing to strike Turkey with Katyusha rockets and mortars were also neutralized.

Since mid-January, ISIL rockets have been targeting the towns and cities, bordering Syria. A total of 21 people, including Syrians who had taken shelter in Turkey, have been killed, with more than 70 others wounded in these attacks.

Turkish war planes launched airstrikes against Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) bases in northern Iraq. The airstrikes were aimed at previously determined targets in the Metina region.

The planes returned to the base safely.

The PKK, listed as a extremist organization by Turkey and the EU and U.S., ended the cease-fire with Ankara ended nearly a year ago. Since then, clashes have escalated and the Turkish air force has been carrying out raids on PKK camps both within Turkey and in northern Iraq.

The military has imposed curfews on parts of southeastern Turkey as part of its action against the PKK threat. More than 500 members of Turkey's security forces have since been killed. A total of 7,078 extremists have been eliminated since the beginning of the country's counter-extreme operations on July 24.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 04 Temmuz 2016, 14:42