Turkey talks elimination of PKK 'field commander' in northern Iraq
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 4
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
As a result of a joint operation conducted by the Turkish National Intelligence Organization and the country’s Armed Forces in northern Iraq’s Metina region, the “field commander” of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) Muslih Ike has been eliminated, Trend reports with reference to the message of the Turkish Ministry of Defense Nov. 4.
Ike was the organizer of attacks on Turkish military units, and he also planned terror attacks in Turkey, according to the report.
“The Turkish Armed Forces actively continue anti-terrorist operations in northern Iraq as part of the Pence (Paw) operation, the report said.
The Turkish Air Force and the Armed Forces launched a large-scale operation dubbed 'Pence' in the Hakurk region in northern Iraq on May 27.
The conflict between Turkey and the PKK, which demands the creation of an independent Kurdish state, has been lasting around 40 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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