Turkish fighter jets hit PKK camps in northern Iraq

Turkish fighterjets strike several PKK targets in northern Iraq and southeastern Turkey during weekend killing total of 49 militants according to officials

Photo by: AFP (Archive)
Photo by: AFP (Archive)

Turkey has carried out a series of air strikes, targeting militants from the PKK in northern Iraq as well as ISIS militants.

Updated Oct 12, 2015

Fourty nine PKK terrorists were killed in airstrikes by the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) as they struck several PKK targets in northern Iraq and southeastern Turkey over the weekend, reported the Turkish General Staff (TSK).

The attacks carried out on Sunday targeted PKK camps located in mountainous areas in Metina and Zap in northern Iraq. There has been no confirmation on the number of casualties. 

However, the TSK stated that around 35 PKK terrorists have been killed by overall aerial attacks on Sunday on bases in northern Iraq.

Another 14 militants were reported to have been killed by the Turkish military air strikes in southeast Turkey on Saturday.

During ground operations in Turkey’s Hakkari province, the TSK noted that the capture and destruction of further supplies were carried out.

The PKK terror attacks have killed over a 100 security officials and over 30 civilians since the PKK’s umbrella organisation, the KCK, unilaterally ended a two-year-long cease fire with the government on July 11.

In response to the increase in violence, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu stressed the continued dedication of the government to fight against terrorism.

The PKK is recognised as a terrorist organisation by Turkey, the EU, the US and NATO.

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