Turkish Defense Minister announces the implementation of bombing 140 km inside Iraq

30 September, 2022
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Turkish Defense Minister announces the implementation of bombing 140 km inside Iraq

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar announced Thursday that Turkey this week bombed PKK positions in Iraqi territory "140 kilometers from the border."


"We carried out an air operation on Monday in northern Iraq in the Assos region, 140 km from the border," the minister said during his visit to the city of Sirnak in the southeast, which is inhabited by a Kurdish majority.


According to Akar, the Turkish army targeted a "leadership of the Kurdistan Workers' Party" website, which Ankara and its allies in the West classify as a "terrorist" organization.


He added that "16 caves used by the Kurdistan Workers' Party were destroyed," without specifying whether the targeting of the mountainous region left people dead.

Since mid-April, the Turkish army has launched operations against the positions of the Kurdistan Workers Party and its allies in northern Iraq, threatening to launch a simultaneous large-scale attack against the PKK fighters in northern Syria to establish a security zone along the country's southern borders.


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