Turkey launches new ground, air offensive in northern Iraq

Turkey has actually introduced a new ground and air cross-border offensive against Kurdish militants in northern IraqByThe Associated PressApril 18, 2022, 12:30 AM – 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleANKARA, Turkey– Turkey has actually released a brand-new ground and air cross-border offensive versus Kurdish militants in northern Iraq, Turkeys defense minister announced early Monday.Turkish jets and weapons struck targets belonging to Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK, prior to commando soldiers– supported by helicopters and drones– crossed into the nearby region by land or were airlifted by helicopters, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said in a video published on the ministrys website.Akar said the jets “successfully” struck shelters, bunkers, caves, tunnels, ammunition depots and head offices belonging to the PKK. The latest offensive was centered in northern Iraqs Metina, Zap and Avashin-Basyan areas, Akar stated.”The minister said the incursion was targeting “terrorists” and that “maximum sensitivity” was being shown to prevent damage to civilians and cultural and spiritual structures.There was no instant declaration from the Kurdish militant group.Tens of thousands of individuals have been eliminated since the PKK, which is designated a terrorist company by the U.S. and the European Union, started a revolt in Turkeys bulk Kurdish southeast region in 1984.

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