Air-backed operation against PKK
DIYARBAKIR - Doğan News Agency
The operation reportedly targets PKK’s shelters and storage areas. DHA photoAn air-backed operation was launched against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır’s Kulp district, while aircraft from Diyarbakır bombed PKK camps in Northern Iraq’s Kandil Mountain.
On the night of Dec. 1, five F-16 aircrafts departed from the 2nd Air Force Commander’s 8th main jet base in Diyarbakır. The aircraft bombed camps on Kandil Mountain, the headquarters of the PKK. Some PKK targets were shot during the roughly two-hour operation, after which the aircraft returned safely. The operation was reportedly launched after local sources affirmed information obtained by unmanned air vehicles.
Large-scale operation in Kulp
Meanwhile, in Diyarbakır’s Kulp district yesterday morning, Gendarmerie Special Operation teams initiated a large-scale operation backed by helicopters. Authorities said the targets detected on the mountains of Kulp were bombed while Gendarmerie Special Operation teams entered the area by land.