June 12, 2018 / 03:39 PM
Turkish jets bomb suspected PKK bases in Kurdistan Region

The Turkish military said on Tuesday, June 12, that it attacked the bases of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Kurdistan Region in airstrikes overnight and destroyed 12 targets belonging to the party.

The targets, in the Qandil, Hakurk, and Avasin-Basyan regions, included shelters and ammunition depots, the army said in a statement.

It added that 34 PKK fighters had been killed in operations in Kurdistan Region between June 1 and June 8.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that the country had launched operations in Sinjar and Qandil.

 “We’ve started anti-terror operations in Qandil and Sinjar. We’ve destroyed 14 important targets with our 20 aircraft,” Erdogan was quoted by Turkish state-run Anadolu Agency.

Turkish warplanes intermittently carry out airstrikes against suspected PKK positions in the Kurdistan Region.

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