SULAIMANI – PKK-armed wing known as the People’s Defense Forces (HPG) said on Tuesday (February 16) that Turkey used “chemical weapon” in an operation on the Kurdistan Region’s Mount Gara.
Turkish army used “chemical weapon” in an attack on a camp where 13 Turks held captive by the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), read a statement by the HPG.
“Due to the use of chemical weapons in the area, no one can visit the place,” it added, saying the bullets shot into the bodies of the captives following “the chemical attack.”
HPG one of its fighters killed and the Turkish military continued attacks against the suspected PKK positions despite an announcement by the Turkish defense minister who said the operation has ended.
Both Turkey and PKK accuse each other of killing 13 Turks in a cave in Gara.
Turkish Defense Minister, Hulusi Akar accused the PKK of being behind the execution. Reuters cited a security source as saying that there were Turkish intelligence, military and police personnel among the 13 found dead in the cave.