Turkish Air Forces continue operations in Iraq's north
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 2
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
The Turkish Air Forces conducted another operation against the terrorists of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in Iraq's north, Trend reports referring to the Ministry of National Defense of Turkey.
The operations was conducted in the Iraqi towns of Zap and Avashin.
During the operation, shelters of terrorists, as well as ammunition depots were destroyed.
On March 27, the Turkish National Intelligence Organization and the country's Air Force conducted an operation to eliminate Riza Altun, the closest ally of Cemil Bayik and the leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terrorist group. After Altun’s location was revealed, the Turkish Air Force delivered a precision strike on a house where the terrorist was staying.
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. The PKK is recognized as a terrorist organization by the UN and the EU.
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