Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 16
Members of the terrorist organization "Islamic State" (IS) have attacked a Turkish military camp in Ba`shiqah, northern Iraq, the Turkish Haberturk newspaper reported Dec.16.
According to preliminary data, two civilians were killed in the attack, four Turkish soldiers were wounded. One of them is in serious condition. The wounded have been delivered to the Turkish Sirnak province by helicopters.
Turkish armed forces have a tank battalion stationed in the Iraqi province of Nineveh, tasked to prepare Kurdish Peshmerga military forces to fight the IS terrorist organization. The Turkish side states that there was reached an agreement with Iraqi authorities on this issue.
This is while previously, the Iraqi authorities accused Turkey of military invasion and demanded the Turkish troops to leave the country. In addition, a number of Iraqi MPs demanded from the authorities to launch a military operation against the Turkish troops.
Earlier, Turkish Foreign Ministry said that Ankara intends neither to deploy its new military units to Iraq nor withdraw the existing ones.