Turkish drone kills 4 PKK members in northern Iraq
A Turkish drone killed four members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in northern Iraq.
On Sunday, a Turkish drone attack in northern Iraq killed at least four members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), according to officials in the region.
Iraqi Kurdistan's counter-terrorism services announced in a statement that a senior official, as well as three fighters, were killed when a Turkish army drone targeted their vehicle in the Jal Mir region on Mount Sinjar.
Turkish airstrikes targeted on Saturday a number of regions in Dohuk province, located in northern Iraq, claiming they were targeting positions affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which Ankara designates as a "terrorist organization."
According to a security source, Turkish helicopters conducted aerial raids on areas within the Amadiya district, north of Dohuk province.
This incident marks the fourth occurrence this week of Turkish attacks targeting these areas with the aim of striking elements associated with the PKK.
Turkey's past attacks
In August, Al Mayadeen's correspondent reported that Turkish drones failed to hit their target and instead targeted a resort in the Penjwen district of Sulaymaniyah in the Iraqi Kurdistan region, failing to cause any fatalities.
At the end of August, seven PKK members were killed in northern Iraq in two drone strikes that coincided with a visit by Turkey's foreign minister, Hakan Fidan, to Iraq.
Seven PKK militants were killed in northern Iraq at the end of August in two drone attacks that coincided with a visit to Iraq by Turkey's foreign minister, Hakan Fidan.
In late June, the US was reported to have struck a secret agreement with the Iraqi Kurdistan region to supply it with groundbreaking air defense systems without Baghdad's approval, angering Iraq's central government and raising concerns in Iran, the Tehran Times reported.
In the summer of 2022, strikes on a tourist resort in northern Iraq killed nine people, mainly vacationers from the country's south. Turkey denied any responsibility and accused the PKK of the attack.
The United States House of Representatives presented a bipartisan bill to provide Kurdish Peshmerga, the security arm in the Iraqi Kurdistan region, with air defense systems as the US pushes to create heated zones near the Iranian borders under the pretext of protecting its allies from alleged "threats" from Iran.