Hideouts, arsenal used by PKK in northern Iraq destroyed by Turkish jets

Published 21.09.2017 00:00
Updated 21.09.2017 17:56
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Turkish jets targeted PKK terrorist positions in northern Iraq, destroying weapon emplacements, hideouts and arsenal, the military said in a statement Thursday .

According to the statement, Turkish fighter jets targeted PKK camps in Zap, Metina and Avaşin-Basyan regions in airstrikes conducted Sept. 20.

Founded in 1978, the PKK has waged a decades-long bloody campaign against Turkey.

The PKK, which is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S., and the EU, resumed its armed campaign in July 2015 after a brief reconciliation period.

More than 1,200 victims, including security personnel and civilians, have lost their lives in PKK attacks in Turkey since the terror group resumed terrorist campaign against Turkey in 2015.

According to Turkey's defense ministry, over 10,000 terrorists have been killed in counter-terror operations since July 2015.

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