Turkish Air Force neutralizes 200 PKK militants in Iraq
Baku, Azerbaijan, July 29
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
The Turkish Air Force neutralized 200 PKK militants in northern Iraq, Turkish Milliyet newspaper wrote July 29.
The air strikes were made on PKK positions near the settlements of Zap, Gare, Metina, Avshin and Qandil in northern Iraq.
Turkey's air force started large-scale operations July 25 in Iraq's north where the PKK camps as located.
Turkish Parliament adopted the so-called Syrian mandate in 2012. Under this mandate, Ankara is empowered to take any measures against terror and other threats against the country, repulse the threat that can come from terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria, protect the country's interests before and after the crisis, as well as, in the case of necessity, to involve the army in the military operations in other countries (Syria and Iraq).
The mandate envisages the possibility of presence of foreign troops on the country's territory and their use at the discretion of the Turkish government when needed.
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