Turkish jets strike PKK in N.Iraq

A fleet of 21 F-16s and F-4 2020s of Turkish Air Forces bombed over 64 PKK terrorist targets in northern Iraq, killing 60 terrorists

Turkish jets strike PKK in N.Iraq

World Bulletin / News Desk

At least 60 terrorists were killed in Turkish jet airstrikes on PKK camps in northern Iraq early Friday, Turkish security sources said.

According to the sources, a fleet of 21 F-16s and F-4 2020s of Turkish Air Forces heavily bombed over 64 targets in Qandil, Hakkurk, Avasin, Metina, Baysan, Gara and Zap between 11.50 p.m. (2050GMT) and 5.30 a.m. (0230 GMT).

The strikes also destroyed the largest ammunition depot of the terrorist group in Gara, the sources added.

Turkish security forces have responded to renewed PKK attacks in the southeast by launching airstrikes on PKK bases in northern Iraq and the army has sent ground troops across the border, killing nearly a 1,000 terrorists.

On Tuesday, Turkey also sent two units of its special forces, comprising 230 troops into northern Iraq for the first time in more than two years to pursue PKK terrorists across the border, a military source said.

On Thursday, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that a full-scale ground operation against PKK in northern Iraq would be launched “if necessary”.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 11 Eylül 2015, 16:30