Turkish army soldiers stand guard as Kurdish people wait in a hope to enter Cizre, a town subject to a curfew as part of a controversial operation against Kurdish rebels, on March 22, 2016 in Mardin, for Newroz celebration. Nowruz, the Farsi-language word for 'New Year', is an ancient Persian festival, celebrated on the first day of spring, March 21, in Central Asian republics, Iraq, Turkey, Afghanistan and Iran. / AFP PHOTO / ILYAS AKENGIN

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:45 P.M.) – Three members of the Turkish Armed Forces were killed during clashes with the Kurdish-led Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northern Iraq, the Turkish Defense Ministry reported.

According to the ministry, three soldiers were killed and seven more were wounded during a clash with the PKK.

The clashes in northern Iraq on Sunday were part of the Turkish Armed Forces’ ongoing “Operation Claw 3”; this offensive is meant to eliminate the last remnants of the PKK near their border.

The Turkish Armed Forces have been active in the northern region of Iraq for a number of years now, despite not having permission from the government in Baghdad.

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Good news, indeed!

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iraq must bomb the turks now and hard .the erdogan slave,s are fake ottoman and cowards,look in morek syria the turks aren no surrender haha .i a week they are cone oot morek whit the help of the russia haha .the kake ottomans cry now in morek the crybaby,s.