Turkish airstrikes hit terrorist PKK targets in N.Iraq

Warplanes destroy shelters and arms dumps in northern Iraq, kill 9 terrorists in southeastern Turkey

Turkish airstrikes hit terrorist PKK targets in N.Iraq

World Bulletin / News Desk

Airstrikes on terrorist PKK bases in northern Iraq destroyed shelters and arms dumps used by terrorists, the Turkish military said in a statement on Sunday.

The Turkish jets targeted terror camps in the Avasin-Basyan and Hakurk regions, destroying shelters, weapon positions, and arms depots, said a Turkish Armed Forces statement.

No further details were given about the timing of the operation.

Separately, Turkish warplanes killed nine PKK terrorists in an operation in the southeastern province of Sirnak, according to a statement by the provincial governorship.

Airstrikes on PKK targets in southeast Turkey and northern Iraq, where the terror group has its main base in the Qandil region near the Iranian border, have been carried out regularly since July 2015, when the PKK resumed its armed campaign against the Turkish government.

The PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the EU and U.S. -- has killed more than 1,200 Turkish security personnel and civilians since the end of a fragile peace two years ago.

Last Mod: 05 Kasım 2017, 12:55
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