Turkey, Ankara / corr Trend A.Alasgarov / Fighters of the Kurdish Worker Party (PKK) in the northern Iraq are armed with mobile zenith missiles 'Strela', acquired from Armenia, Anatoliy Kapilov, a Russian mercenary who fled from one of the PKK and given to the Turkish authorities.
Krilov, born in Siberia, moved to the Northern Iraq at the proposal of his friend who promised him a monthly salary in the amount of $2,000, Turkish daily Hurriyyet reports. Later he has been a member of PKK over the past 10 year, commanded the PKK fighters at bases of Khavtanan, Behdinar, Khakurk, Kalatuka and others placed in the Knadil mountain. Further the mercenary attempted from to flee from terrorists, was arrested by the Northern Iraq and handed in the Turkish side. At present, the Turkish Court is considering a criminal case with respect to the Russian mercenary, as well as several other former members of PKK. Kapilov said that there are 24 mobile zenith missiles Strela, which are capable of low-flying airliners and helicopters of the Turkish Air Defense Forces.