Turkish jets hit PKK hideouts in northern Iraq

Turkish fighter jets target several hideouts of PKK terrorist organization in northern Iraq says Turkish Army

Photo by: @sadakatasi
Photo by: @sadakatasi

Footages of Turkish air strikes show jets targeting PKK hideouts in northern Iraq.

Turkish General Staff announced in a statement on Saturday that Turkish jets hit PKK targets in northern Iraq, destroying several hideouts of the terrorist group in the area.

The statement by the army said that 22 Turkish jets destroyed 23 targets in Zap, Avasin-Basyan, Hakurk and Qandil regions in Iraq on Friday night.

Some other shelters and arm caches belonging to terrorist group PKK were destroyed during the air strikes in Turkey’s southeastern province of Sirnak.

The governorate of Mus said on Saturday that security forces seized a good deal of ammunition belonging to PKK along with some supply of provisions in the province.

The governorate added that ‘’for the security and peace of our people, the anti-terror operations against the outlawed group will determinedly continue.’’

Meanwhile, Turkish security forces determined that a group of PKK terrorists were near a military post in Damlarca village of Sirnak on Saturday.

Two terrorists were killed by the security forces as they did not comply with stop warning.

PKK, which is listed as a terror organisation by Turkey, US and EU has killed over 150 security officials and over 30 civilians since PKK’s umbrella organisation, KCK, unilaterally ended a two-year-long ceasefire with the government on July 11.

TRTWorld and agencies