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Turkey launches operation Claw-Eagle in Iraq

 

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 Turkish Defence ministry said on Twitter that Turkish fighter jets have destroyed caves where the terrorists took shelter.

 
Turkey has launched operation Claw-Eagle against terrorists, the Defence Ministry announced early on Monday.
 
The ministry said on Twitter that Turkish fighter jets have destroyed caves where the terrorists took shelter.
 
The statement said the caves collapsed on the terrorists.
 
Anadolu Agency reported that air strikes were carried out against PKK/YPG terrorist bases in northern Iraq's Sinjar, Qandil, Karacak, Zap, Avasin-Basyan and Hakurk areas.
 
Claw-Eagle operation was taking place under right of self defence arising enshrined in the international law, the Turkish defence ministry said.
 
Designated terror group
 
The PKK, designated as a terrorist group by Turkey, the United States and European Union, took up arms against the Turkish state in 1984. More than 40,000 people have been killed in the conflict, focused in southeast Turkey.
 
While Turkish warplanes frequently target PKK/YPG targets in northern Iraq, Turkey has also warned in recent years of a potential ground offensive targeting the PKK/YPG bases in the Qandil mountains.
 
 

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