BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the start of a military campaign in northern Iraq this afternoon that will target the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

According to Erdogan’s statement, the Turkish Army will specifically target the PKK’s positions inside the Sinjar region of northern Iraq.

So far, there has been no movement on the ground by the Turkish military, despite this afternoon’s announcement by the Turkish President.

No further details have been released.

Earlier this week, it was announced that the PKK would be leaving Sinjar by the local governor; however, this does not appear to be the case.

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Nestor Arapa

Aquí es muy distinto al de Siria, sin duda solo atacará donde están ubicadas PKK y no tocará a los Peshmergas.

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Stern Daler

Yes but the Yezidis have AFAIK not forgotten that it was the YPG that fought when Peshmergas ran away and abandoned them to IS.

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Stern Daler

So Erdogan wants to sent his Takfiri mercenaries to a Yezidis area.
What will he do if they start a genocide in his name?