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Turkey launches first ground operation in northern Iraq

2018/01/14 | 11:45

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 A.M.) – The Turkish military has launched a land operation against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in northern Iraq, stating that its aim is to “prevent PKK militants from threatening border security.”

The operation is the first time in nine years that Turkish land forces have engaged in Iraq.

Commando units entered the Zap region of Iraq after crossing from the Çukurca district of the southeastern province of Hakkari.

The move, which is part of “Operation Zap,” came after the military determined an increase in movement of outlawed militants in the area, Doğan News Agency reported on Oct.

18.

A total of 21 PKK militants have been “neutralized” since the air-supported operations began on Oct.

16, according to statements made by the military.

Authorities use the word “neutralized” to refer to militants who are killed, wounded or captured.

Four soldiers were killed in two separate PKK bomb attacks in Zap, according to the army, which revealed the identities of the soldiers as Furkan Aydın, İlhan Sezer, Seçkin Arıkan and Adem Gezer.

Source: Hurriyet News

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