Turkey this week struck a position of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in Iraqi territory, "
140 km from the border
", Defense Minister Hulusi Akar announced Thursday, September 29.
We conducted an air operation in northern Iraq on Monday, in the Asos region 140 km from the border
,” announced the minister who was traveling to Sirnak, in the Kurdish-majority southeast. from Turkey.
According to Hulusi Akar, it was a "
" post, which Ankara and its Western allies consider an armed terrorist movement.
Sixteen caves used by the PKK have been destroyed
,” he said, without specifying whether there were any victims in this mountainous region.
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Since mid-April the Turkish army has been carrying out operations against the positions of the PKK and its allies in northern Iraq and threatens to launch, simultaneously, a vast offensive against PKK fighters in northern Syria to create a security zone along its southern border.
The threats have not been implemented at this stage, due to the hostility of Russia - which supports pro-Damascus movements -, and the United States which has supported Kurdish movements fighting against the group State Islamic.