VIDEO: Turkish jets hit PKK targets in Turkey, Iraq
ISTANBUL / ŞIRNAKTurkish warplanes have bombed the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militant targets in southeastern Turkey as well as nothern Iraq, destroying ammunition and fuel depots and killing five militants, the army said on Sept. 21.
The air strikes in the southeastern province of Hakkari on Sept. 20 come amid a surge of attacks against the military by the PKK. On Sept. 19, the military said it had killed at least 55 militants in attacks on PKK camps in northern Iraq.
The Turkish army also released footage of the Sept. 11 attack targeting the PKK’s Gara Camp, known as the organization’s biggest ammunition store.
Meanwhile, one village guard has been killed and one has been wounded in a PKK attack in the Silopi district of the southeastern province of Şırnak, Anadolu Agency reportedi.
PKK militants targeted two village guards, Osman İnal and Lezgin Yağız, with long-barreled weapons as they were shopping for Eid al-Adha along with their families on Sept. 21. İnal immediately died at the scene while Yağız, who was badly wounded, was taken to Silopi State Hospital.
Security forces have conducted an operation to apprehend the fleeing militants responsible for the attack.