Jan 16, 2024, 1:51 PM

Turkish air strikes target northern Iraq and Syria

Turkish air strikes target northern Iraq and Syria

TEHRAN, Jan. 16(MNA)– Turkey's military carried out airstrikes against adversary groups, the defense ministry said.

The upswing in violence began on Friday when nine Turkish soldiers were killed in clashes with PKK elements in northern Iraq, prompting Ankara to conduct airstrikes and operations both there and in northern Syria, Reuters reported.

The latest airstrikes were carried out late on Monday in the Metina, Gara, Hakurk, and Qandil regions of northern Iraq as well as in northern Syria to ensure border security and prevent attacks, the ministry said.

"Twenty-three targets were destroyed, including caves, shelters, tunnels, ammunition warehouses, supply materials, and facilities used by the terrorist organization," it added.

It said many PKK elements were "neutralized", a term commonly used to be mean killed.


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