Turkey hits PKK targets in northern Iraq
ANKARA - Anadolu AgencySix targets belonging to outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) have been destroyed by Turkish fighter jets in the Sinat-Haftanin and Metina areas of northern Iraq, the Turkish military said May 29.
According to a Turkish General Staff statement, Turkish jets launched an air operation on May 28 on the Sinat-Haftanin area and destroyed two PKK targets, including weapon emplacements and shelters.
Meanwhile, four PKK bases were destroyed in the Metina region May 29.
Later in the day, the Turkish General Staff also said security forces killed eight PKK militants in separate operations in southeastern Turkey.
One was killed in an operation in the southeastern province of Mardin’s Nusaybin district on May 28. Security forces seized one Kalashnikov rifle while seven improvised explosive devices were destroyed.
In the southeastern province of Şırnak, five PKK militants were killed and one more surrendered to Turkish security forces on May 28.
Turkish forces also seized one rocket launcher, a sniper rifle, 12 Kalashnikovs and three hand grenades, while 13 improvised explosives were destroyed in the operation.
Two other militants were killed in the province’s Uludere district on the same day.