Turkish jets strike PKK targets in Iraq and southeast Turkey
ANKARATurkish military jets have struck the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) targets in northern Iraq and the country’s southeast, the military said in a written statement on Nov. 21.
The statement said 23 PKK targets, including shelters and supply points, in Zap, Avaşin-Baysan, Hakurk and KAndilareas in northern Iraq, were hit on Nov. 20 night by 12 F-16 jets and 10 F-4 2020s.
The air strikes were carried out between the hours of 11 p.m. and 2 a.m., the army said.
It also said it hit PKK locations in Şırnak province in Turkey's southeast, including shelters and gun points.
Designated a terrorist group by Turkey, the United States and European Union, the PKK launched a separatist insurgency in 1984 in which more than 40,000 people have been killed. The state launched peace talks with its jailed leader in 2012.