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Turkey kills 5 PKK fighters in latest air raids in Kurdistan Region

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Ankara did not specify the date or dates of the operation, but Turkish warplanes carried out bombings on Tuesday of areas roughly in the locations described. (Photo: Turkish Defense Ministry)

Turkey has announced that its fighter jets attacked areas over its southern border in the Kurdistan Region, targeting alleged Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) members and killing five of them.

The Ministry of National Defense announced in an online statement that air raids targeted positions in the Kurdistan Region’s province of Duhok along the border regions near Turkey.

According to the statement, five PKK members had been “neutralized,” a term used by Ankara to indicate that an individual has been killed, incapacitated, or captured.

The military did not specify the date or dates of the operation, but Turkish forces carried out bombings on Tuesday of areas roughly in the locations described. Local sources at the time could not confirm whether or not PKK fighters had sustained any casualties, but did report that the bombings had resulted in extensive damage to farms and other property.

Turkey's latest raids come as part of Turkey’s so-called Operation Claw, which began in late May. 

Last Modified: Saturday، 03 August 2019 04:08 PM
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