Turkish Armed Forces launch airstrikes on terrorist positions in northern Iraq

ANADOLU AGENCY
ISTANBUL
Published 07.06.2016 12:01
Updated 07.06.2016 12:33
Turkish Armed Forces launch airstrikes on terrorist positions in northern Iraq

Turkish Armed Forces have launched airstrikes against terrorist positions in northern Iraq on Monday.

The General Staff said in a statement Tuesday that Turkish Armed Forces had struck terrorist positions in the Harquq region of northern Iraq in accordance with data provided by military intelligence.

The airstrikes took place between 11.05 p.m. - 11.55 p.m. (2005GMT - 2055GMT) on Monday and "...destroyed the terrorist organization's positions," the statement said.

The statement did not specify the terrorist organization that was targeted, however, Turkish Armed Forces have regularly been launching airstrikes against the PKK in the area.

The PKK, which is also listed as a terrorist organization by the U.S. and the EU, resumed its 30-year armed campaign against the Turkish state in July 2015.

Since then, around 500 security personnel, including troops, police officers, and village guards, have been martyred, and over 4,900 PKK terrorists killed in operations across Turkey and northern Iraq.

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