3 PKK members have been killed in an airstrike in Haftanin region of northern Iraq, Turkish Defense Ministry said in a statement on Friday.

“In our Claw-Tiger Operation which continues successfully, 3 PKK members identified in the Haftanin region of northern Iraq were neutralized in an airstrike campaign. Our operations will continue until the last terrorist is neutralized,” the statement said.

The Claw-Eagle and Claw-Tiger operations are ongoing Turkish Armed Forces external operations in Iraqi Kurdistan. The attacks have taken place in the Qandil Mountains, the Sinjar District, and Makhmur, against PKK’s targets. Claw-Eagle, the air campaign, began on 15 June 2020. Claw-Tiger, the ground campaign, was launched on June 17.

The ongoing conflict between Turkey and PKK has resulted in nearly forty thousand deaths since 1984 when PKK waged an insurgency against Turkish State. (ILKHA)

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