Turkey targets Kurdish militants in northern Iraq

26 March, 2018, 01:17 | Author: Gregory Stephens
  • Turkey targets Kurdish militants in northern Iraq

Last week, the Mosul local council gave the PKK terrorists a 10-day ultimatum to leave northern Iraq's Sinjar district, according to a council chairman.

Here, "neutralised" implies the terrorists either surrendered or were killed or captured. According to intelligence sources, the PKK has moved its military resources and command-control mechanisms from the Qandil Mountains in northeastern Iraq to Sinjar in the northwest.

Turkey regularly targets the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, in northern Iraq, where they maintain bases.

Iraq has deployed troops in parts of Sinjar where the PKK terrorist group has retreated, the army spokesperson said late Sunday.

Turkey's prime minister said today his country was partially reopening its airspace to flights to Iraq's Kurdish region, after the central government restored authority at airports in the area.


Presently, Turkey's Armed Forces are preparing for the military operation in Sinjar town.

Before the poll, most regional actors, including Turkey, had voiced opposition to the referendum, with many warning that it would further destabilise the already volatile region.

Turkey launched the Afrin offensive on January 20 after the United States said it sought to create a 30,000-strong force near the Turkish border in Syria with the help of the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) militant group, which is mainly comprised of YPG forces.

The UN and the European Union list the PKK as a terrorist organization.

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