Turkey planning new operations in Syria, Iraq against Kurdish armed groups

Turkey planning new operations in Syria, Iraq against Kurdish armed groups

Turkey’s General Staff has developed a new plan of anti-terrorist operations in the region against possible attacks of the Kurdish armed groups in Syria and Iraq, Sputnik reported citing local media.

According to the Anadolu news agency, the plans imply a "resolute rebuff to any attacks of the militants of the branches of the terrorist organization PKK [Kurdistan Workers Party] in Syria and Iraq", agency's military sources said.

The military bases that are supposed to be used within the framework of the General Staff’s plan, have finished preparations for operations in the neighboring countries, the media said, adding that military equipment and several military units have been deployed to the border regions.

According to the agency’s sources, Turkish intelligence services have organized a round-the-clock surveillance in the border region next to the territories controlled by the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) and People’s Protection Units (YPG) in northern Iraq and in Syria.

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