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Turkish jets kill 3 terrorists in northern Iraq

Airstrike targets PKK terror group in Avasin-Basyan region in northern Iraq

15.11.2017
Turkish jets kill 3 terrorists in northern Iraq

Ankara

By Yildiz Nevin Gundogmus

ANKARA

Turkish jets killed three PKK terrorists in airstrikes in northern Iraq, the military said on Wednesday.

The airstrikes were launched in the Avasin-Basyan region near the mountainous border with Turkey, and killed three terrorists who were planning to attack border gendarmerie outposts and bases, the statement said.

Turkish armed forces continue to take control of terrorists positions in northern Iraq, it added.

Airstrikes on PKK targets in southeast Turkey and northern Iraq, where the terror group has its main base in the Qandil region near the Iranian border, have been carried out regularly since July 2015, when the PKK resumed its armed campaign.

The PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the EU and U.S. -- has killed more than 1,200 Turkish security personnel and civilians since taking up arms again.

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