The Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) have destroyed several caves, shelters, and hideouts of the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) during a series of special operations in northern Iraq, the Ministry of National Defense of Turkey announced on February 22.
“Turkish commandos carried out anti-terror operations at 15 different spots in the Hakurk region of northern Iraq,” an official statement by the ministry reads.
According to the Anadolu Agency, Turkish forces seized an anti-aircraft gun, two RPG-7 rocket launchers, two tons of diesel fuel and a large quantity of clothing and food in the course of the operations.
The PKK is designated as a terrorist group by Ankara, Washington and even the NATO. The TAF and the Turkish Air Force (TAF) have been carrying out intense operations against the Kurdish group’s cells in northern Iraq and Syria for years now.
Last month, a Turkish airstrike on the Iraqi Kurdistan Region killed two Kurdish civilians. The incident led to an outrage among Kurds, who stormed a Turkish militantly base in the near the northern city of Dahuk.
The Kurdistan Region Government (KRG) ignores civilian casualties and condemned the attack on the Turkish base, which reflects its deep commitment to the Turkish war on the PKK.
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