Turkish war jets bombed PKK positions in northern Iraq late on Thursday and hit 16 locations belonging to the terrorist organization, the army said in a briefing held on Friday. (UPDATED)
In the operation only PKK positions were targeted, the army said in a bid to end speculation that civilian targets may have been hit. It also said intelligence efforts are underway to determine the losses suffered by the organization.
The military has not revealed any casualty figures. It said all warplanes returned safely to bases in
Previous media reports suggest Thursday's air strikes began after 1900 GMT in two separate regions in northern
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Two terrorists were captured and eight surrendered to the Turkish security forces after attempting to flee their positions in northern
A total of 127 attacks took place in southeastern and eastern
Six outlawed PKK separatists were killed Thursday in a clash between Turkish security forces in the southeastern province of Siirt, the army also said.
In a separate operation at Mount Cudi, one Turkish soldier was killed by outlawed PKK separatists, it added.
The government has asked parliament to extend a mandate, which expires next month, to launch further military operations against the PKK in
The PKK is listed as a terrorist group by much of the international community including the