Turkey hits PKK targets in north Iraq, SE Turkey

Published June 30th, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
PKK fighters take position with their rife during a traning session. (AFP/File)
PKK fighters take position with their rife during a traning session. (AFP/File)

Turkish fighter jets hit more targets of the PKK organization in southeastern Turkey and in northern Iraq on Wednesday, the military said in a statement Thursday.

The Turkish Armed Forces hit the Hakurk and Avasin regions of northern Iraq between 10:00 and 14:47 a.m. (0700-1147GMT), and the southeastern Semdinli district of Turkey’s Hakkari province between 10:02 and 14:47 p.m. (07:02-11:47GMT) on Wednesday.

The fighter jets destroyed six PKK targets in Hakurk and Avasin and two in Semdinli, including shelters, hideouts, and ammunition dumps, according to the statement.

The 30-year conflict between the PKK and the Turkish state was resumed in July 2015, after a ceasefire collapsed.

Since then, nearly 600 Turkish security personnel, including troops, police officers, and village guards, have been killed and more than 7,700 PKK fighters have been killed in operations across Turkey and northern Iraq.

 

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