Turkish airstrikes kill 10 PKK militants in northern Iraq
ANKARATurkish fighter jets pounded outlawed Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) targets in northern Iraq, killing 10 militants, the Turkish General Staff said in a statement on May 14.
The military statement said counter-terrorism air raid hit targets in the Zap and Sinat-Haftanin regions.
Four shelters and three weapon establishments were also destroyed by the airstrikes, it added.
The Turkish air forces has been conducting regular airstrikes on PKK facilities in both northern Iraq and southeastern Turkey since July 2015.
On May 13, seven PKK militants were killed in a Turkish airstrike carried out in the Çukurca district of the southeastern province of Hakkari, Anadolu Agency reported.
According to a statement released from the Turkish General Staff, the militants were killed while trying to infiltrate into the Güven Mountain military base region from northern Iraq.
The total number of militants killed in Hakkari and the region around it reached 166 since Jan. 1, the statement also said.