Turkish Army Neutralizes Ten PKK fighters In Northern Iraq (Photos)

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On March 16, the Turkish Army General Staff announced in an official statement that the Turkish Air Force (TAF) had conducted several airstrikes on positions of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in the areas of Hakurk and Kani Rash in the northern part of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region.

The Turkish Army said in its statement that ten PKK fighters had  been neutralized in the TAF airstrikes. According to the Turkish Anadolu Agency, the Turkish Army usually use the term “neutralized” to imply that the fighters in question either surrendered or were killed or captured.

Anadolu Agency also revealed that the Turkish Army Special Forces had conducted a ground operation inside the areas of Hakurk and Kani Rash coordinated with the TAF airstrikes. During the ground operation, the Turkish Army captured 14.5mm gun, a Konkurs anti-tank guided missile (ATGM), rocket-propelled grenades, a grenade launcher and several other light weapons.

Since mid-2017, the Turkish Army has stepped up its operations against the PKK inside the Iraqi territory, as a result of the recent improvement in the Turkish-Iraqi relations. The Kurdistan Region independence referendum played a key role in this improvement, according to experts.

Weapons captured by the Turkish Army Special Forces during the operation:

Turkish Army Neutralizes Ten PKK fighters In Northern Iraq (Photos)

By the Turkish Army, click to see the full-size image

Turkish Army Neutralizes Ten PKK fighters In Northern Iraq (Photos)

By the Turkish Army, click to see the full-size image

Turkish Army Neutralizes Ten PKK fighters In Northern Iraq (Photos)

By the Turkish Army, click to see the full-size image

Turkish Army Neutralizes Ten PKK fighters In Northern Iraq (Photos)

By the Turkish Army, click to see the full-size image

 

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  • Michał Hunicz

    These 14.5 mm guns are Soviet or Russian?

    • as

      Soviet

      • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

        The pineapple grenades are Canadian design along with the M67 grenade.

    • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

      Supplied to both Fake Stupid Army and Stupid Dim Forces.

  • dasboot47

    you cant say from where these wapeons are, usa has millions of aks to support proxies , sometimes they buy this waepons and give them to proxys