Turkey hits PKK targets in northern Iraq as coalition hits ISIL in northern Syria
ANKARA - Doğan News AgencyTurkish jets conducted air operations targeting outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) positions in northern Iraq on May 19 as U.S.-led coalition forces continued to hit the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) positions in northern Syria amid ongoing clashes with opposition forces.
Turkish jets conducted air operations on PKK targets in the Kandil Mountains of northern Iraq on May 19. According to initial reports, a total of 30 PKK militants were killed in the air operation.
In addition, Turkish jets also destroyed PKK targets in a separate air operation conducted in the Metina region in northern Iraq on May 21. Eleven positions belonging to the militants were destroyed in the operation.
Meanwhile, coalition warplanes targeted ISIL positions in air operations conducted in the villages in northern Syria where clashes between ISIL militants and opposition Jaish al-Fatah (Army of Conquest) are continuing.
Smokes rising from ISIL positions were also visible from the Turkish side of the border.
Security measures in the border were raised to their highest levels amid the operations.