Turkish air strikes kill 15 Kurdish militants in Iraq and Turkey

Turkish air strikes kill 15 Kurdish militants in Iraq and Turkey

Air strikes by Turkish warplanes “neutralised” at least 15 militant sof the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northern Iraq as well as in Turkey’s eastern provinces of Tunceli and Siirt, the military said on Saturday, Middle East Monitor reports.

The strikes were carried out on Friday and Saturday, it said on Twitter.

Turkey regularly carries out air strikes on PKK targets over the border in northern Iraq, where the group is based in the Qandil mountains.

The PKK, considered a terrorist organisation by the United States, the European Union and Turkey, has waged a three-decade insurgency in Turkey’s largely Kurdish southeast in which 40,000 people have been killed.

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