Editor’s Note: The PKK is classified as a terrorist organization by the European Union, the United States, and of course Turkey. Since the PKK claimed responsibility for two car-bombings in Ankara, Turkey that killed nearly seventy people. Not surprising the Turkish government would take action, as it has hundreds of times in the past–on both sides of the border. Incidentally, more than two hundred people in Turkey have been killed by bombings blamed on either PKK or Daesh.
Turkish warplanes have struck Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terror bases in northern Iraq late Friday once again, a week after 37 people were killed in a car bombing in Ankara.
Turkish military said a total of 30 warplanes were involved in strikes on PKK targets late Friday and on Saturday morning. Ten military aircraft, including F-16, F-4 2020 jet fighters and tanker aircraft launched strikes against PKK targets in the Hakurk region in northern Iraq, the General Staff said.
The morning raids were conducted between 06:50 am and 07:40 am.
The General Staff said 20 military aircraft, including F-16, F-4 2020 jet fighters and tanker aircraft, launched strikes between 20:40 and 22:00 against PKK targets, including shelters and ammunition depots in Gara, Haftanin and Sinat regions late Friday.
According to Turkish Air Force officials, all aircraft returned safely from their missions.
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Featured photo: An F4E Phantom II aircraft with the Turkish Air Force (Türk Hava Kuvvetleri) takes off from Third Air Force Base Konya, Turkey, during Exercise Anatolian Eagle. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)