67 PKK militants killed in Turkish air strikes in northern Iraq
Some 67 outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militants were killed in Turkish airstrikes in northern Iraq, Anadolu Agency quoted a military source as saying.
Fourteen F-16 and F-4 jets carried out the raids on the positions of the PKK terror group in Qandil, Metina, Haftanin and Avasin-Basyan on March 9, the source said on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media. Shelters, caves and gun emplacements were destroyed.
The Turkish Air Force has been conducting strikes on PKK bases in Iraq since July when the PKK - listed as a terrorist organization also by the U.S. and EU - resumed its 30-year armed campaign against the Turkish state.