Turkish warplanes hit PKK targets in northern Iraq
ANKARA – Doğan News AgencyTurkish warplanes hit outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) targets on Kandil Mountain, known as the PKK’s headquarters in northern Iraq, in an air campaign launched on the late afternoon of Feb. 24.
The air campaign began at 5:30 p.m. and continued for around two hours. Targets included logistic centers, ammunition depots and shelters, according to security sources quoted by Reuters.
The jets took off from an air base in southeastern Diyarbakır province, sources added.
The aerial campaign came hours after six Turkish F-16 jets conducted a patrol flight along the Turkish-Syrian border earlier on Feb. 24.
Turkey has recently stepped up efforts in the fight against terrorism, with cross-border airstrikes and ground operations in the country’s border provinces.
The Turkish Armed Forces killed 12 PKK militants who attempted to infiltrate İdil, a district in the southeastern province of Şırnak, from Kandil Mountain. Ten of the 12 killed militants were revealed to be leading figures from the outlawed organization.