Turkey Announces the Killing of 2 Turkish Soldiers in Iraq
During confrontations with PKK fighters in the region of Hakurk, the Turkish ministry of defense announces thee killing of two of its soldiers and an injured soldier in northern Iraq.
Tuesday night, The Turkish ministry of defense confirmed the deaths of two soldiers and the wounding of a third in what they call "claw" military operations in northern Iraq, after confrontations with PKK members in the Hakurk region.
The ministry asserted that "The confrontations began when Turkish soldiers were conducting a combing operation in the area."
On April 23, Turkey launched an operation against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in northern Iraq, focusing on the "Matina" area.
The Turkish Interior Minister previously announced that Turkey is in the midst of establishing a military facility in "Matina," which is a crucial location in the Qandil Mountains region.
During his visit to the Turkish military base in northern Iraq in May, the Turkish Defense Minister, accompanied by the chief of staff and the commander of the ground forces, stated that "The Lightning and Thunderbolt operations continue successfully, and we have been able to neutralize 44 terrorists so far."