Turkey’s Ministry of Defence says its warplanes have struck Kurdish targets in northern Iraq’s Haftanin area on Wednesday, the second such operation launched in opposition to the Kurdistan Employees’ Occasion (PKK) in current days.
“Our heroic commandos are in Haftanin,” the ministry stated on Twitter, dubbing the brand new operation “Claw-Tiger”.
“To be able to neutralise the PKK and different terrorist components threatening our folks and our borders, our Air Power, together with fire-support tools, helicopters and our commandos, supported by armed and unarmed drones, have mobilised to the area with air operations,” the ministry stated.
Wednesday’s assault got here simply days after Turkey stated an operation it known as “Claw-Eagle” had been launched in opposition to PKK targets in numerous areas of northern Iraq.
Turkey frequently targets PKK armed teams, each in its primarily Kurdish southeast and in northern Iraq, the place the group is predicated. The 2 newest air assaults come amid what Ankara says is a rise in assaults on Turkish military bases.
Turkey has additionally warned lately of a possible floor offensive focusing on PKK bases within the Qandil mountains.
The PKK, designated as a terrorist group by Turkey, the USA and European Union, took up arms in opposition to the Turkish state in 1984 with the purpose of making an unbiased Kurdish nation.
Greater than 40,000 folks have been killed within the battle, centered in southeast Turkey.
Reuters information company