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Rocket Attack Hit Large Turkish Military Base In Northern Iraq

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Rocket Attack Hit Large Turkish Military Base In Northern Iraq

Source: Republic of Turkey Directorate of Communications.

Late on November 7, a rocket attack targeted a Turkish military base near the town of Zaylkan in Bashiqa district in the northern Iraqi province of Nineveh.

At least seven Grad 122 mm rockets targeted the base which is located 20 kilometers to the northeast of Mosul city and more than 60 km to the northwest of Erbil city, the capital of the Kurdistan Region.

The rockets were fired from an improvised launcher that was uncovered by Iraqi security forces a few minutes after the attack.

According to the Sabereen News channel on Telegram, a fire erupted in the Turkish base after the rocket attack. It remains unknown if any Turkish service members were killed or wounded. The Turkish Ministry of National Defense has not commented on the attack, yet.

The attack came less than a day after an attempt to assassinate Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi in Baghdad with armed drones.

The rocket attack may have been carried out by Iranian-backed forces who have been growing frustrated with Turkey’s military presence and activities in the northern region.

In April, the Turkish military launched Operations Claw-Lightning and Thunderbolt in northern Iraq against the remnants of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). The operation is still ongoing. Ankara claims that 142 PKK fighters have been killed, wounded or captured, so far.

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Chris Gr

Iran supports Turkey against PKK/PJAK while Iraqi Shia militias oppose it? Also, I have seen accounts on twitter affiliated with Syrian opposition who dislike Turkey now.

farbat

man everything you say is nonsense iran doesnt have the right to support turkeys illegal occupation of iraq because iran isnt iraq you fool to decide about who and who cant be in iraq you miserable are the most absurd retard out of here

Last edited 20 days ago by farbat
Chris Gr

Turks are closer to Iranians tahn are to Iraqis. Iraqis and Iranians have ethnic conflict mostly. Turks and Syrians have their own ethnic conflict.

farbat

grilled turkey is what people asked for and grilled turkey is what we will get from the iraqis because why would they allow turkey this miserable pathetic terrorist entity to even occupy 1 meter of iraqi land

Last edited 20 days ago by farbat
James

Love PKK

Lone Ranger

Oy gevalt, Shekels are burning up faster than we can print them.
Oy oy…

Turk Destroyer

noice!

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