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Türkiye Strikes PKK Members in Northern Iraq Air Raid

Türkiye Strikes PKK Members in Northern Iraq Air Raid

Sunday, 2 October, 2022 - 11:15
Smoke billows following reported Turkish warplane raids, from a site in the Matin Mountains near the village of Koherzi in the Amadiyah district, northeast of Dohuk in the Kurdish autonomous region of Iraq, on April 28th 2022. (AFP)

Türkiye struck 23 members of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in an air raid some 140 kilometers into northern Iraq, the Defense Ministry said on Sunday.

It said all the group had been "neutralized", which typically means killed.

Türkiye regularly carries out cross-border air strikes, often with armed drones, in neighboring Iraq as part of its offensive against PKK there.

On Thursday, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said the military had hit 16 targets in air strikes that week in the same Asos region deep into Iraqi territory.

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