Turkish jets bomb PKK targets in northern Iraq

Turkish Army carries out air strikes targeting PKK camps in northern Iraq, killing 67 terrorists

Photo by: AA (Archive)
Photo by: AA (Archive)

67 terrorists 'neutralised' in raids on March 9, military source says.

Fourteen F-16 and F-4 jets carried out air strikes targeting the positions of the PKK terrorist group in northern Iraq, a military source said on condition of anonymity Saturday.

The jets targeted PKK camps at Qandil, Metina, Avasin, Haftanin and Basyan on March 8. Shelters, caves and gun emplacements were destroyed.

According to the source, the operation has “neutralised” 67 PKK terrorists.

The Turkish Air Force has been conducting strikes on PKK bases in Iraq since July when the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organisation by Turkey, NATO as well as the US and EU -- resumed its 30-year armed campaign against the Turkish state.

Since then, more than 300 members of the security forces have died and thousands of PKK terrorists killed in operations across Turkey and northern Iraq.

Meanwhile, the longest-running anti-terrorism operation targeting the PKK terrorist group in the Sur district of Turkey’s southeastern Diyarbakir province came to an end on Wednesday, according to Turkey’s Interior Minister Efkan Ala.

He said that many long-barreled weapons, heavy weapons, rocket launchers, ammo, handmade explosives and grenades were seized.


TRTWorld, AA