Turkish Air Force eliminates more PKK terrorists in northern Iraq
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 17
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
The Turkish Air Force conducted a regular military operation in northern Iraq, Trend reports referring to the Turkish General Staff.
The operation was held against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terrorist group in the Hakurk and Gara districts.
As part of the operation, seven PKK militants were eliminated.
Earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Ankara may strike at Iraqi regions of Qandil, Sinjar and Makhmur.
The conflict between Turkey and the PKK, which demands the creation of an independent Kurdish state, has lasted more than 25 years, claiming more than 40,000 lives. PKK is recognized as a terrorist organization by the UN and the EU.
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