Turkish fighter jets hit PKK’s underground ammunition storages in northern Iraq
ANKARA – Doğan News AgencyTurkish fighter jets hit the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)’s underground ammunition storages as a part of recent air operations targeting the organization’s bases in northern Iraq, the Turkish General Staff has stated.
According to General Staff sources, unmanned aerial vehicles (İHAs), along with intelligence coming from other sources, located shelters, equipment and ammunition storages belonging to the PKK in northern Iraq. After discovery, they were destroyed by Turkish F-16 and F-4 2020 fighter jets on Sept. 25.
A senior military official also said PKK militants stored ammunitions left from recent airstrikes in hidden places in fields as they escaped from caves to shelters in open areas due to smart bombs targeting their previous dwellings.
The official also clarified that the PKK militants took a number of weapons and ammunitions along with them to shelters, leading to a layered fireball view as a result of the explosions caused by the airstrikes.
Meanwhile, the Army added that the number of militants captured dead on Sept. 26 in the Beytüşşebap district of southeastern Şırnak province has risen from 15 to 20, with seven others captured dead with their equipment.