11 PKK positions destroyed in N Iraq, says Turkish army
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
File Photo / The Turkish Air Forces
Turkish army destroyed 11 outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK)
positions in airstrikes against the terrorist group in northern Iraq,
the Turkish military said late on Jan. 6.
According to a statement issued by the Turkish General Staff, fighter jets carried out the airstrikes in the Qandil region of northern Iraq on Jan. 6 between 6:58 and 7:55 p.m. (3:58 and 4:55 p.m. GMT).
The PKK, which is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S., and EU, resumed its decades-old armed campaign in July 2015, after a more than two-year-old resolution process failed.
Since then, more than 300 civilians, including women and children, and nearly 800 security personnel have been killed. Around 8,000 PKK militants have been also been killed or apprehended.