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N.Iraq: 2 Turkish soldiers martyred in terror attack

2 Turkish soldiers martyred, 2 injured in terror attack in northern Iraq, says Defense Ministry

Havva Kara Aydin   | 25.03.2020
N.Iraq: 2 Turkish soldiers martyred in terror attack

ANKARA

Two Turkish soldiers were martyred and two others injured in a terror attack by radical groups in northern Iraq, the Turkish National Defense Ministry said on Wednesday.

"Two of our heroic fellow soldiers were martyred and two others were injured due to harassment fire in the [northern] Haftanin region of Iraq," said the ministry in a statement.

''Targets determined in the region were immediately brought under intense fire," it added.

The terrorist group being targeted was not specified, but northern Iraq is a known base of the terrorist YPG/PKK, used by its members to plan cross-border terrorist attacks against Turkey.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and EU -- has been responsible for the deaths of 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants. The YPG is the PKK's Syrian offshoot.

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