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Turkey Launches Airstrikes in Northern Iraq, Destroys PKK Camps - Reports

Sputnik News

13:06 09.05.2017(updated 13:07 09.05.2017)

The Turkish Air Force destroyed camps of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militant group in Iraq in the early hours of Tuesday, local media reported.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – According to the Anadolu news agency citing the Turkish General Staff, three caves and four bunkers were destroyed in air raids in Metina, Zap, Avasin-Basyan and Gara in northern Iraq. Three camp areas were also destroyed.

Tensions between Ankara and the Kurdish pro-independence PKK escalated in 2015, after a three-year ceasefire between the two sides collapsed over a series of terror attacks allegedly committed by PKK members.

Ankara began launching regular airstrikes against PKK in both northern Iraq and Turkey in July 2015.


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