Turkish air strikes hit Kurdish militant targets in northern Iraq, Ankara’s defence ministry stated Tuesday.
The ministry stated on Twitter that “nine terrorists were neutralised” in air strikes within the Hakurk and Hafta areas.
There have been earlier strikes, introduced late Monday, within the northern Iraqi area of Gara, the place “three terrorists were neutralised”.
The strikes have been a part of common raids in opposition to Kurdish militants in Iraq and unrelated to deliberate operations in opposition to Kurdish forces in northern Syria.
Turkey began a floor offensive and bombing marketing campaign in opposition to the outlawed Kurdistan Staff’ Celebration (PKK) in Iraq final Could.
The PKK, which has been preventing an insurgency in Turkey since 1984, has rear bases in northern Iraq. It’s blacklisted as a terrorist organisation by Ankara and its Western allies.
Turkey says it can quickly launch an offensive in opposition to Syrian Kurdish forces, that are tied to the PKK.
The defence ministry stated Tuesday that preparations have been full for an operation after Trump ordered the withdrawal of US troops from the border area.
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