Turkish airstrikes kill 5 PKK terrorists in N. Iraq

Operation targets extremist group in Zap and Metina regions 

Turkish airstrikes kill 5 PKK terrorists in N. Iraq

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish security forces killed five PKK extremists in northern Iraq, the military said Thursday.

According to the Turkish Armed Forces, the extremists were killed in an air operation in northern Iraq’s Zap and Metina regions on Wednesday as part of ongoing counterextremism operations.

Airstrikes on PKK targets in southeast Turkey and northern Iraq, where the extrem 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.

The PKK -- listed as a extremist organization by Turkey, the EU and U.S. -- has killed more than 1,200 Turkish security personnel and civilians since taking up arms again.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 26 Ekim 2017, 10:38