Turkish fighter jets hit PKK targets in southeast
ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
REUTERS photoTurkish jets carried out airstrikes on suspected outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) targets in southeastern Şırnak province, the Turkish military said Aug. 11.
“Two F-16 jets targeted two Dochka [anti-aircraft gun] positions belonging to the separatist terror organization,” said the General Staff in a statement on its official website, in reference to the PKK.
The operation follows a string of attacks against Turkish security forces Aug. 10, which killed six personnel.
In Şırnak, four policemen were killed and another officer was wounded in a roadside bomb attack.
Another soldier was killed in an attack carried out by PKK militants on a military helicopter in Beytüşşebap district.
An attack on a police station in Istanbul early Aug. 10 left one police officer dead and wounded at least 11 people, including four other police officers.
Turkey, the U.S. and the EU list the PKK as a terrorist organization.