The Turkish military has killed at least 157 PKK terrorists since Monday in operations in Northern Iraq as well as the Çukurca district of Turkey's southeastern Hakkari province, according to security sources.
The Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) hit four targets in the Metina region of Northern Iraq as well as Çukurca, a district of Turkey's southeastern Hakkari province, the source said on Tuesday speaking under condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media.
Turkish jets bombed the Metina region between 10:48 p.m. and 10:55 p.m. local time and destroyed the targets. Turkish warplanes also carried out airstrikes on eight PKK targets in Iraq's Hakurk region between 10:29 p.m. and 12:53 a.m local time, destroying those targets as well.
On Monday, at least 157 terrorists were killed during the ongoing counterterrorism operation against the PKK in Çukurca. Sources added that two air operations were carried out by the Turkish Air Force in the rural area of Çukurca, destroying six targets.
The PKK - listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU - resumed its 30-year armed campaign against the Turkish state in July 2015. Since then, nearly 600 security personnel, including troops, police officers, and village guards and more than 7,700 PKK terrorists have been killed in operations across Turkey and northern Iraq.