Turkish jets hit Kurdistan Workers' Party arms dumps in Iraq

ANI | Updated: Oct 01, 2017 22:33 IST

Baghdad [Iraq], Oct 1 (ANI): The Turkish military on Saturday conducted airstrikes on the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) bases in northern Iraq and destroyed arms depots and shelters.

The airstrikes targeted the terror camps in Metina region, according to Sunday's statement from the Turkish General Staff.

Turkish air raids targeted PKK bases in southeast Turkey and northern Iraq, where the terror group has its main base in the Qandil region near the Iranian border, Anadolu news agency reported.

At least nine terrorists of Kurdistan Workers' Party or PKK have been killed during counter-terror operations in Turkey and northern Iraq.

Turkish jets targeted PKK camps in northern Iraq's Avasin-Basyan region and killed three terrorists, Anadolu Agency quoted Turkish General Staff as saying in a statement.

Six other PKK terrorists were killed in another operation conducted in Turkey's southeastern Sirnak province, the statement added.

Meanwhile, the Turkish Interior Ministry has confirmed that the security forces have killed 23 PKK terrorists in ongoing operations in five eastern and southeastern provinces in the last 24 hours.

A number of weapons and pieces of ammunition were also seized during the operations, the statement by Interior Ministry said.

Turkey, EU and the U.S. has designated the Kurdistan Workers' Party as a terrorist organisation.

In the recent past, the clashes between the security forces and the PKK terrorists have intensified, in which more than 1,200 people, including members of security forces and civilians, have lost their lives. (ANI)

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