Two more fighters of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) were killed by Turkish forces in northern Iraq, the Turkish National Defense Ministry reported on June 8.
Turkish forces have carried out an air operation in the Gara region, according to the Twitter account of the Ministry.
“No place is safe for terrorists!
As a result of the coordinated work of our Turkish Armed Forces and the National Intelligence Organization, 2 PKK terrorists detected in the Gara region in northern Iraq were neutralized by the successful air operation of our Air Force.” – the statement reads.
Teröristler için hiçbir yer güvenli değil!
Türk Silahlı Kuvvetlerimiz ve Millî İstihbarat Teşkilatımızın koordineli çalışması sonucu Irak’ın kuzeyindeki Gara bölgesinde tespit edilen 2 PKK’lı terörist, Hava Kuvvetlerimizin başarılı hava harekâtı ile etkisiz hâle getirildi. pic.twitter.com/uwpjCZ2nbp
— T.C. Millî Savunma Bakanlığı (@tcsavunma) June 8, 2021
The operation was carried out in coordination with the Turkish Armed Forces and Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization.
Turkish air strikes were also spotted in the Kani Massi area in Dohuk Governorate, northern Iraq.
The Turkish military launched the joint Claw-Lightning and Claw-Thunderbolt operations against PKK cells in Kurdistan on April 23th. According to the Turkish Ministry of National Defense, more than 70 PKK fighters have been neutralized, so far. From its side, the Turkish military has reportedly lost less then ten soldiers in attacks by the PKK.
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