4 PKK members killed in northern Iraq, Turkish Defense Ministry says
Four PKK members were killed during the cross-border Claw-Lightning Operation in northern Iraq, Turkey’s Defense Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.
“We continue to strike PKK terrorists both from the air and from the ground. 4 PKK terrorists detected in northern Iraq's Operation Claw-Lightning and Zap areas were neutralized by airstrikes and fire support vehicles,” the Ministry said.
PKK’lı teröristleri hem havadan hem de karadan vurmaya devam ediyoruz.— T.C. Millî Savunma Bakanlığı (@tcsavunma) October 5, 2021
Irak’ın kuzeyindeki Pençe Kaplan ve Zap bölgelerinde tespit edilen 4 PKK’lı terörist, hava harekâtı ve ateş destek vasıtaları ile etkisiz hâle getirildi. pic.twitter.com/h4n5Xghu9c
The joint Claw-Lightning and Claw-Thunderbolt operations are the ongoing Turkish Armed Forces cross border operations in northern Iraq.
The operations are taking place in the Metina, Zap, and Avashin-Basyan regions against Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) targets.
The operations began on the evening of 23 April 2021, with air and howitzer strikes targeting PKK positions in Northern Iraq.
In the following hours of the strikes, Turkish paratroopers and commandos airdropped from Chinook and Black Hawk helicopters to the points of Metina, Zap, and Avashin-Basyan regions. (ILKHA)