Turkish jets hit PKK targets in northern Iraq
The Turkish army said on Sunday that Turkish warplanes struck several targets of the outlawed Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) in northern Iraq over the weekend, Xinhua reported.
Army sources told Xinhua the army have carried out several operations during Saturday and Sunday, targeting the PKK along the Turkish-Iraqi border.
Turkish jets hit PKK targets in Hakurke region in northern Iraq on Saturday night and struck several targets in the Iraqi side near the border on Sunday.
They also revealed that operations against the PKK were also carried out inside Turkey, in the border area with Iraq.
The casualties was not immediately available.
The Turkish military has periodically bombed and shelled suspected PKK positions in Turkish-Iraqi border area during the past few months. In February, it launched an eight-day ground incursion into Iraq.
The PKK, listed by the United States and Turkey as a terrorist group, took up arms against Turkey in 1984 with the aim of creating an ethnic homeland in the southeast. More than 30,000 people have been killed in the over-two-decade conflict.