Turkish base in Iraq attacked by Daesh, 32 militants killed in clashes

Published April 20th, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
An Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighter holds his weapon while on patrol in Bashiqa, a town northeast of Mosul. (AFP/File)
An Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighter holds his weapon while on patrol in Bashiqa, a town northeast of Mosul. (AFP/File)

Turkish forces in northern Iraq killed 32 Daesh militants on Tuesday, a military source said.

The source, speaking on condition of anonymity due to security concerns, said a Turkish base used to train Sunni Arab and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters came under attack from anti-tank weapons at around 4.15 p.m. local time (1315GMT).

An M-60 tank based at Bashiqa Camp, to the northeast of Mosul, was slightly damaged in the attack. Turkish forces returned fire towards the building where the firing had come from.

Eight shells destroyed the building, killing ten militants, the source said. The remaining terrorists were killed as they tried to flee the area by vehicle.

There were no casualties within the camp.

It was the third attack on the camp by Daesh. Turkey reinforced the base in December.

Editor's note: This article has been edited from the source material


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