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Two Rocket Attacks Target Key Turkish Base In Northern Iraq In Less Than 24 Hours

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Two Rocket Attacks Target Key Turkish Base In Northern Iraq In Less Than 24 Hours

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On January 15 and 16, two rocket attacks targeted a large Turkish military base located near the town of Zaylkan in Bashiqa district in the northern Iraqi province of Nineveh.

The two rocket attacks took place less than 24 hours apart. Two rockets hit the base in the morning of January 15. Later in the early hours of January 16, three rockets landed in the vicinity of the base.

According to Iraq’s Shafaq News, the attacks didn’t result in any casualties. The Turkish Ministry of National Defense is yet to confirm this.

“Turkish artillery responded by targeting the rocket launch sites,” an unnamed Iraqi security source told the outlet.

Zaylkan base was targeted on several occasions in the last few months. The last rocket attack on the base took place on January 2.

The recent rocket attacks on Zaylkan base were likely carried out by the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), or Iranian-backed forces as a response to Turkey’s ongoing military operations in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region.

Last year, the Turkish military and security forces launched Claw-Lightning and Thunderbolt operations to neutralize the remnants of the PKK in Metina, Zap and Avashin Basyan regions of Kurdistan. Ankara claims that more than 500 fighters of the PKK have been killed, wounded or captured since the beginning of the operations.

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Zara Aliyeva

s than 24 hours apart. Two roc

Cromwell

Its the Iraqis that should be attacking those Turks inside Iraq.

jens holm

Your Iraqis dont care about that at all. As long as they get the oil, thats about it.

ATTILA

3_2_1 Crom you can do it go on . Stop hiding behind the door now. be brave

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