Airstrikes continue to target PKK terrorist positions in northern Iraq

Published 22.09.2017 00:00
Updated 22.09.2017 20:39
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Turkish jets continued to target PKK positions in northern Iraq, as Parliament prepares to convene for an extraordinary session to discuss extending the military mandate for Iraq on Friday.

According to a statement released by the military, arsenals, weapon emplacements and hideouts used by the PKK in the Qandil, Metina and Gara regions were destroyed in airstrikes Thursday.

The military did not elaborate on the number of PKK positions or terrorists destroyed in the airstrikes.

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

The group, 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.

Since that time, it has been responsible for the deaths of some 1,200 security personnel and civilians, including women and children, while more than 4,000 security personnel and over 2,000 civilians have been injured.

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