Turkish airstrikes hit PKK targets and kill 57 terrorists in N. Iraq

Turkish airstrikes have hit PKK targets and killed  57 PKK terrorists in Northern Iraq, reports the army.

Airstrikes carried out by Turkey in Metina, northern Iraq, between January 13-14 killed 57 Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) terrorists and wounded multiple others, the Turkish General Staff said on Friday.
The PKK, listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the European Union and the United States, has been conducting armed violence in the southeastern part of Turkey since 1984.More than 40,000 people, mostly civilians, have been killed in the more than three-decade conflict.

Turkish jets destroy 12 PKK targets in northern Iraq
The airstrikes destroyed shelters, weapons and defense positions in the Zap, Gara, Hakurk and Avasin-Basyan regions, the Turkish General Staff said in a statement.Turkey’s military frequently conducts air operations in northern Iraq as a result of intelligence reports from the region.

The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S., and the EU.

More than 1,100 victims, including security personnel and civilians, have lost their lives in PKK attacks in Turkey since the terror group resumed its decades-old campaign against the state in July 2015.

More than 10,000 PKK terrorists have been killed or apprehended during the same period in anti-terror operations.