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Turkish jets strike PKK targets in northern Iraq

Monday night's raids destroy shelters, bunkers and arsenal belonging to terrorist group, says military statement

05.04.2016
Turkish jets strike PKK targets in northern Iraq

ANKARA

Turkey’s air force has carried out airstrikes on PKK terrorist bases in northern Iraq, the military said on Tuesday.

In a statement, the Turkish General Staff said eight F-16 and F-4 jets on Monday night bombed PKK positions in Qandil, where the group has its main headquarters.

A number of shelters, bunkers and arsenals were destroyed between 9 and 11 p.m. [1800-2000GMT], the statement said.

The PKK – listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and EU – resumed its 30-year armed campaign against Turkey in July.

Since then, more than 350 members of the security forces have been martyred and thousands of terrorists killed.

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