Turkey says two of its soldiers killed, eight wounded in northern Iraq
March 16 2019 06:53 PM
Turkey Defense Ministry
Six militants, including a woman, were "neutralised" during the operations, the ministry said in a statement.

Reuters/Istanbul

Two Turkish soldiers were killed and eight others were wounded on Saturday in a clash during operations into northern Iraq, Turkey's defence ministry said.
Six militants, including a woman, were "neutralised" during the operations, the ministry said in a statement. 
Turkey regularly carries out air strikes on PKK bases in northern Iraq, as President Tayyip Erdogan pursues his aim of ending the militant group's presence near Turkey's borders.
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 that has killed about 40,000 people. 



There are no comments.

LEAVE A COMMENT Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked*
MORE NEWS