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Ministry of National Defense: Turkish Armed Forces destroyed 17 terrorist targets in Northern Iraq

ANKARA, November 24 – RIA Novosti. In the air operation carried out by the Turkish Armed Forces in the north of Iraq, 17 targets of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), banned in the country, were destroyed. department.

According to the statement made by the military unit, the operations were carried out in the Gara, Metina, Hakurk and Kandil regions in northern Iraq.

In its statement, the Ministry said, “17 terrorist targets were destroyed and many terrorists were neutralized in the air operation in northern Iraq. We are determined!”

Armed conflict with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party in Turkey began in 1984 and resumed in 2015. There are PKK bases in Northern Iraq where the Turkish Armed Forces conduct air and land operations. The presence of Turkish troops in the Zlikan camp northeast of Mosul has long been a source of contention between Baghdad and Ankara, legitimizing the presence as necessary to combat Turkey’s outlawed PKK.

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