Iraqi factions call for confronting Turkey's military offensive
Kata'ib Hezbollah and Ashab Al-Kahf condemn the ongoing Turkish operations in northern Iraq and affirm that the people and their resistance are fully prepared to confront Turkish occupation forces.
Kata'ib Hezbollah, or the "Hezbollah Battalions", in Iraq stated that "Turkey's ongoing aggression against Iraq is not only a violation of sovereignty but an offense against the Iraqi people."
“The Iraqi people and their resistance are fully prepared to face this aggression," it added.
In the same context, Ashab Al-Kahf, or “the Cave Companions,” called for "a real practical stance from the Iraqi political authorities to end Turkey's actions," stressing that the Turkish administration has recently been coordinating effectively with the Israeli enemy, especially in northern Iraq, and are targeting the Kurds.
On Wednesday, the Kurdistan Counter-Terrorism Service reported that Turkish warplanes bombed the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) headquarters in Iraq, in the Sinun district north of Sinjar. The bombing caused property damage as well as a number of casualties.
It is worth noting that Turkey had launched a cross-border military offensive against PKK militants in northern Iraq in an operation that was officially announced on April 18. The operation drew condemnation from Iraq, with the presidency saying that Ankara's operation "poses a threat" to Iraqi national security.