Iraqi group claims responsibility for attack on Turkish base

TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) – The 'Ahrar al-Iraq' group has issued a statement claiming responsibility for a recent drone strike on the Turkish base of Zelikan in northern Iraq.

The group said in a statement that it had carried out operations against Turkish troops on Iraqi soil.

Calling Turkish military operations on Iraqi soil 'terrorist' act, the group stressed that its actions are a legal response to the occupation, threat to Iraqi national security and regional security by Turkish forces. 

Ahrar al-Iraq has stressed that it will continue its operations and will not give up until Turkish forces immediately withdraw from Iraqi territory.

Recently, news sources reported heavy explosions inside a Turkish 'Zelikan' base in northern Iraq following a drone strike.


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