Turkish warplanes attack PKK headquarters north of Iraq

Turkish warplanes attack PKK headquarters north of Iraq
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( Turkish Ministry of Defense affirmed, on Saturday, that its warplanes bombarded headquartes belonging to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), north of Iraq, Alsumaria News reported on Saturday.

The Turkish Ministry said in a statement that its warplanes carried out, on the early hours of the morning today, several air strikes on the headquarters and hideouts of the PKK in Kandil Mountain, north of Iraq.

The air strikes also targeted a number of terrorists, who were spotted while preparing attacks on Turkish troops in the areas of Hakrock and Afasheen, north of Iraq, the statement added.

It is noteworthy that the Turkish troops resumed shelling the headquarters of the PKK in July 2015, after the latter announced withdrawing from the Turkish territories in 2013.

The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) is a Kurdish far-left militant and political organization based in Turkey and Iraq. Since 1984 the PKK has been involved in an armed conflict with the Turkish state, with the initial aim of achieving an independent Kurdish state, later changing it to a demand for equal rights and Kurdish autonomy in Turkey.

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