Three members of the Kurdistan Employees’ Occasion (PKK) have been killed Saturday in a drone strike on northern Iraq blamed on the Turkish military, Kurdish counter-terrorism forces mentioned.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had introduced Wednesday that Turkey would “proceed to accentuate” its strikes concentrating on fighters from the Kurdish militant group in Syria and Iraq.
The PKK, which has waged a decades-long insurgency towards Turkey, is taken into account a terrorist group by Ankara and its Western allies.
Erdogan’s announcement adopted a suicide assault on October 1 that injured two policemen in Ankara and was later claimed by the PKK.
Saturday’s strike in Iraq by a “Turkish military drone” focused a “car belonging to PKK fighters” in Dohuk province in Iraqi Kurdistan, counter-terrorism forces within the autonomous northern area mentioned in an announcement.
“A high-ranking official and two fighters from the PKK have been killed,” it added.
The Turkish military not often feedback on its strikes in Iraq, however it has launched repeated aerial and floor operations concentrating on members of the Kurdish group in northern Iraq in recent times.