Turkish jets hit PKK positions in northern Iraq

Military says terrorist targets in northern Iraq destroyed in airstrikes on Friday

Turkish jets hit PKK positions in northern Iraq

World Bulletin / News Desk

Airstrikes on PKK bases in northern Iraq on Friday destroyed arms dumps and shelters, the military said in a statement.

The airstrikes targeted the northern Iraq's Avasin-Basyan and Hakurk regions, according to Saturday's statement on the Turkish Armed Forces’ website.

No further detail was given about the timing of the operation but all aircraft returned safely.

Military sources also said two PKK terrorists were killed in Gurpinar, a large district that lies to the south of Lake Van, during an operation backed by the Turkish Air Force, late Friday night.

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.

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 taking up arms again.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 23 Eylül 2017, 13:11