Turkish air strikes hit PKK camps in northern Iraq after Ankara attack
Uğur Ergan – ANKARATurkey conducted airstrikes in northern Iraq early on March 14, targeting camps used by militants from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the wake of a deadly car bomb attack in downtown Ankara.
Turkish fighter jets – nine F-16s and two F-4 2020s – hit PKK camps in the Kandil mountains, an area of northern Iraq where the headquarters of the PKK is located, destroying shelters and warehouses of weapons and ammunition used by the outlawed group, military sources said.
“The targets spotted in Kandil’s Gara region with surveillance flights in advance have been destroyed with nine F-16 and two F-4 2020 fighter jets between 3:20 a.m. and 5:30 a.m,” the source said.
The attack came hours after a car bomb attack killed at least 37 and wounded over 100 in the evening hours of March 13 in the Turkish capital.