Turkish Jets Strike PKK Targets in Eastern Turkey, Iraq
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Turkey's army carried out air strikes targeting Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) targets in the southeast, northeast and in northern Iraq over the weekend.
The raids destroyed shelters, camps and caves in Hakkari on the border with Syria, the northeastern province of Kars and in northern Iraq, Reuters reported Sunday citing the Anadolu Agency.
Fighting between the Turkish military and the outlawed PKK resumed in the country's mainly Kurdish southeast following the collapse in July of a ceasefire and has reached an intensity unseen since the 1990s.
More than 120 security personnel and hundreds of militants have been killed
At least 40,000 people have been killed since the PKK - deemed a terrorist organization by the United States, Turkey and the European Union - launched its insurgency for greater Kurdish autonomy in 1984.