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    Turkish combat jets carried out several strikes in northern Iraq, killing three militants of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party.

    Turkish anti-terrorism police stand by their armoured vehicle during an operation to arrest people over alleged links to the Islamic State group, in Adiyaman, southeastern Turkey, early Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Turkish combat jets carried out several strikes in northern Iraq on Tuesday, killing three militants of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, local media reported.

    According to the Daily Sabah newspaper citing military sources, three weapons arsenals of the group were destroyed as well.

    Tensions between Ankara and the Kurdish pro-independence PKK escalated in 2015, after a ceasefire between the two sides collapsed over a series of terror attacks allegedly committed by PKK members. The Turkish forces are currently involved in anti-PKK raids across the country, as well as against Kurdish positions in neighboring Syria and Iraq.

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    Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), Turkey
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