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Turkish fighter jets attack PKK sites in northern Iraq

Turkish Fighter Jets Attack PKK Sites in Northern Iraq

ANKARA – Turkish fighter jets attacked more than 80 Kurdish targets in northern Iraq in response to an increase in attacks on Turkish army bases, the Turkish defense ministry said on Monday.
The latest operation, dubbed Operation Claw-Eagle, hit suspicious PKK targets in various regions of northern Iraq, including Sinjar, according to an army tweet, which claimed that 81 PKK targets were attacked, including shelters and caves.
“Operation Claw-Eagle has begun. Our planes are shooting down the caves above the heads of the terrorists,” the defense ministry said.
Turkey regularly attacks fighters of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), both in the mainly Kurdish southeast of Turkey and in northern Iraq, where the group is located. There was no immediate PKK statement.
Along with combat aircraft, Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and refueling planes also participated in the operation, the military said.
Sinem Koseoglu of Al-Jazeera, reporting from Istanbul, said the latest operation targeted multiple areas and coordinated between various air force bases.
Koseoglu noted that the Turkish army has been attacking the PKK within northern Iraq since 1996, adding that PKK fighters have been “harassing” military and police units along the Turkish border.
“Turkey’s armed forces hit separate targets simultaneously this time; logistics lines run through this area. According to the Turkish Defense Ministry, some of the attacks were suspended at the last minute over concerns of civilian casualties,” he said.
A security source previously told Reuters news agency that the fighter jets took off from various air bases in Turkey, especially in the southeastern cities of Diyarbakir and Malatya.
Subsequently, the defense ministry said the air operation attacked the PKK at its fortress in Qandil, near the Iranian border, as well as in the Sinjar, Zap, Avastin-Basyan and Hakurk areas.
“The PKK and other terrorist elements threaten the security of our people and borders with attacks that increase every day in the areas of our outposts and bases,” he said.
The PKK, designated as a “terrorist” group by Turkey, the United States and the European Union, took up arms against the Turkish state in 1984.
More than 40,000 people have died in the conflict, concentrated in southeastern Turkey.
While Turkish warplanes frequently target PKK targets in northern Iraq, Turkey has also warned in recent years of a possible ground offensive against PKK bases in the Qandil Mountains.
Koseoglu noted that the Turkish intelligence chief had visited Iraq just a couple of days ago.
(Sahar News Monitoring Desk)

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