Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says that Türkiye neutralised a total of 480 terrorists since the beginning of the ongoing Operation Claw-Lock in northern Iraq, located near the country's border.
Among those neutralised were terrorists who carried out an attack on Turkish forces on Saturday, martyring two soldiers, Defence Minister Hulusi Akar says.
Türkiye's Defence Ministry offered condolences to the families of the soldiers and the Turkish nation, after two soldiers were killed and three others injured when terrorists opened "harassing fire".
Türkiye has launched a new anti-terror operation in Syria and northern Iraq in response to the deadly November 13 terror attack on Istanbul's crowded Istiklal Avenue.
Sources from the Ministry of National Defence say the operation is continuing successfully with 455 PKK terrorists "neutralised" since April.
Turkish intelligence targeted the PKK member who was in charge of the terror group's so-called "health committee" since last year.
The headquarters of three ethnic parties of Iranian Kurds have been hit in northern Iraq as Iran's Revolutionary Guard accuses the groups of smuggling weapons into Iran.
The US and the YPG, the PKK terror group’s Syrian wing, have an open relationship, but long before the YPG’s emergence, the Centcom refused to go against the terror group during the invasion of Iraq.
Turkish Foreign Ministry summons Iraqi charge d’affaires and reaffirms Ankara's right to act against the designated terror group PKK.
The success of the cross-border offensive depends on the military’s airborne operations and the role of the Kurdish Peshmerga.
Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar announces new campaign against the PKK terror group, saying military operation "continues successfully as planned."
Expect more Turkish operations taking place simultaneously in Iraq and Syria.
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