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Turkish Air Force continues antiterrorist operations in northern Iraq


(MENAFN- Trend News Agency ) Baku, Azerbaijan, April 7

By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:

The Turkish Air Force continues operations against militants of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) terrorist group in northern Iraq, the General Staff of Turkish Armed Forces said in a message April 7.

The antiterrorist operation is being conducted in the Hakurk district.

'Six terrorists were killed as part of the operation on April 7,' the message said.

On April 6, the Turkish Air Force launched a large-scale military operation as part of the fight against the PKK terrorist group, and a total of 89 PKK terrorists were killed as part of the operation.

The conflict between Turkey and the PKK, which demands the creation of an independent Kurdish state, has continued for more than 30 years and has claimed more than 40,000 lives.

The UN and the European Union list the PKK as a terrorist organization.

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