Turkey targets Kurdish militants in Iraq and Syria
The Turkish Ministry of Defense says it targeted training camps, shelters, and ammunition stores for Kurdish militants in Iraq and northern Syria, causing casualties and material losses.
The Turkish Ministry of Defense announced that Turkish warplanes hit Kurdish targets in Iraq and northern Syria.
The statement did not specify when the strikes took place but claimed it targeted "'terrorist' shelters, caves, tunnels, ammunition depots, and so-called headquarters and training camps."
The statement indicated that the air operation targeted militants from the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which has bases in Iraq, as well as the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units, both of which are designated by Turkey as "terrorist groups."
In addition, the Counter-Terrorism Service in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq announced, on Tuesday evening, that Turkish warplanes bombed many PKK militants in the Karachog and Shingal mountains, which led to several deaths and injuries.
According to the revealed information, Turkish army warplanes bombed a site housing Kurdistan Workers' Party fighters in Mount Karachi. They bombed two other sites in the Suhaila borders in Syria, and two in Sinjar Mountains and Baray Hasanur.
Information indicated that the attack led to the loss of life and infrastructure
The Iraqi Security Media Cell condemned the Turkish strikes Tuesday evening, violating the Iraqi airspace in northern Iraq, specifically in Sinjar and Makhmour.
The cell statement highlighted that the security forces reject any violation by any party and called on the Turkish side to commit to good neighborliness in accordance with international agreements and to stop these violations out of respect and commitment to the common interests between the two countries.
The Secretary-General of Asa'ib Ahl Al-Haq Movement, Qais Al-Khazali, condemned Turkey's violation of Iraqi sovereignty in a tweet, adding that "it is going too far with targeting safe civilians under different claims and pretexts."
Al-Khazali added that Iraq's Resistance will teach the Turkish occupation a harsh lesson.