The Turkish Air Force carried out new air strikes on Kurdish militant targets in northern Iraq and northern Syria, as part of a response to the killing of 9 Turkish soldiers in the latest attack byKurdistan workers' party.
The Turkish Ministry of Defense announced – in a statement – that its fighters bombed 24 targets yesterday evening, Sunday, in the areas of Matina, Hakurk, Kara, Asus, and Qandil in northern Iraq. It also struck targets in areas in northern Syria, and reported killing a large number of those it described as “terrorists.”
She said that among those targets were caves, bunkers, ammunition depots and gas factories used by PKK fighters.
The ministry added that the sites targeted were likely to contain “terrorist” leaders, according to what was stated in the statement.
Hours after 9 Turkish soldiers were killed the day before yesterday, Saturday, in a PKK attack on a Turkish base in the far north of Iraq, the Turkish Air Force carried out raids on PKK targets in Iraq andKurdish People's Protection Units Which controls areas in northern Syria, and Türkiye considers it an extension of the Workers' Party.
The Turkish Ministry of Defense said that the first wave of air strikes targeted 54 targets of Kurdish militants and resulted in the killing of 57 militants.