23:40 GMT +318 July 2018
Listen Live
    Militants from the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, run as they attack Turkish security forces in Nusaydin, Turkey, Tuesday, March 1, 2016

    Turkish Forces Destroy 16 PKK Targets in Northern Iraq

    © AP Photo / Cagdas Erdogan
    Middle East
    Get short URL
    0 44

    Turkish military destroyed 16 Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants' targets in the north of Iraq, media reported Wednesday, citing the Turkish General Staff.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) Anadolu news agency reported that the airstrikes by the Turkish forces were carried out in the Qandil and Avasin-Basyan regions of the country.

    The PKK is outlawed in Turkey as a terrorist organization. A ceasefire between Turkey and Kurdish militants collapsed in July 2015, prompting the Turkish authorities to launch a military operation in the Kurdish-dominated southeastern regions in Iraq.

    Never miss a story again — sign up to our Telegram channel and we'll keep you up to speed!

    Related:

    Turkish Forces Kill Three PKK Militants in Mardin Province
    Turkey Opposes Creation of Safe Zones in Kurdish Areas of Syria Because of PKK
    Turkey's Air Forces Kill 27 PKK Militants in Northern Iraq - General Staff
    Tags:
    airstrike, Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), Turkey, Iraq
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik
    • Сomment