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Turkish fighter jets attack #PKK sites in northern Iraq

14:05, Monday, 15 June, 2020
Turkish fighter jets attack #PKK sites in northern Iraq

Turkish warplanes struck Kurdish targets in various regions of northern Iraq on Sunday night in response to an increase in attacks on Turkish army bases, the defence ministry said.
     "The Claw-Eagle Operation has started. Our planes are bringing the caves down on the terrorists' heads," the Turkish defence ministry said on Twitter. Turkey regularly targets Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) fighters, both in Turkey's mainly Kurdish southeast and in northern Iraq, where the group is based.
     Al Jazeera's Sinem Koseoglu, reporting from Istanbul, said the latest operation seemed to target multiple areas and was co-ordinated across several airforce bases.
     A security source earlier told Reuters the warplanes took off from various air bases in Turkey, notably in the southeastern cities of Diyarbakir and Malatya.

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