BAGHDAD, The Turkish military announced on Saturday that its aircraft launched new raids on PKK positions in northern Iraq, a day after Baghdad summoned Turkish Ambassador against the backdrop of continued Turkish shelling.
The Turkish armed forces confirmed in a statement, according to the Anatolia Agency "that the raids launched by the fighters yesterday and today resulted in the neutralization of seven elements of the" PKK " which Ankara considers a terrorist organization.
The army said that the raids targeted PKK bases in the Zab and Hakurk regions, destroying bases and weapons depots and fortifications for Kurdish militants, before targeting Turkish military positions at the border.
The Turkish Defense Ministry announced on Thursday that it destroyed more than 30 Worker Party sites in the Sinjar and Jabal Qaraq areas of northern Iraq on Thursday night.
The Foreign Ministry summoned the Ambassador of Ankara to Baghdad, Fatih Yildiz, to hand him a note of protest against the "continuing air violations" by Turkey to the airspace of Iraq.
Source: National Iraqi News Agency