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Turkey ends operation against PKK in northeast of Duhok

  2021-02-14  | 
 Zhyan News Network
 Zhyan News Network


SULAIMANI – Turkish Defense Ministry on Sunday (February 14) announced completion of second phase of “Operation Claw-Eagle” in Duhok’s Gara mountain against Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

Hulusi Akar, Turkish Defense Minister said 48 PKK fighters were killed in the operation and the region where they operated was taken under control, their ammunition stores and shelters destroyed.

According to the Turkish minister three Turkish soldiers were killed and three were wounded during the operation, in the Kurdistan Region’s Gara mountain.

“The operation has been completed. Our land and air elements returned to their bases and barracks safely,” Akar said

The PKK has not issued a statement on the incident.

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar and high Turkish military officials visited Sirnak on Saturday (February 13) near the border to oversee operations in Gara mountain.

Turkish warplanes have intensified airstrikes against suspected positions of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in the Kurdistan Region, damaging civilian houses and causing fear among residents on the border.

Turkish and Iranian military attacks in the Kurdistan Region have often failed to take adequate precautions to minimize civilian casualties, this has cost the lives of hundreds of Kurdish residents from border areas.

(Zhyan English)