BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – The Turkish Ministry of Defense published scenes showing their air force carrying out a raid inside Iraq on Monday.
On its Twitter page, the Turkish Ministry of Defense shared a video showing a Turkish fighter carrying out a strike on the alleged positions of the Kurdistan Workers Party inside Iraqi territory.
In its statement, the ministry said: “Four PKK terrorists who were detected by reconnaissance and surveillance vehicles in the areas of Matina and Afashin in northern Iraq were neutralized by air operations.”
Irak kuzeyi Metina ve Avaşin bölgelerinde keşif ve gözetleme vasıtalarıyla tespit edilen 4 PKK'lı terörist, düzenlenen hava harekâtlarıyla etkisiz hale getirildi.
En son terörist etkisiz hale getirilinceye kadar operasyonlara devam edilecek!#MSB #TSK pic.twitter.com/VpfGIz8TZi
— T.C. Millî Savunma Bakanlığı (@tcsavunma) November 23, 2020
The statement added, “Operations will continue until the last terrorist is neutralized.”
For years, Turkish forces have been carrying out intensive operations against Kurdish fighters, whom they consider “terrorists”, in both Iraq and Syria, saying that this comes in response to attacks launched or planned by elements of the Kurdistan Workers Party, which Turkey has been fighting for nearly four decades inside and outside the country.