Published: Mon, March 12, 2018

Turkey destroys 18 PKK targets in Iraq

Turkey destroys 18 PKK targets in Iraq

Afrin: The Free Syrian Army (FSA) on Sunday captured a military base used by the terrorists belonging to People's Protection Units (YPG)/ Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in Syria's Afrin region.

The operation took place during the weekend, Turkey's official Anadolu news agency reported on Sunday.

Areas targeted include the Zap, Metina, Gara and Hakurk regions of Iraq, according to information released by the Turkish military.

The militants have been fighting a decades-long war against Ankara in quest for an independent state in southeastern Turkey, in which around 40,000 people have been killed.

Ankara launched the offensive on January 20, with the aim of dislodging the People's Protection Units (YPG), a USA -backed Kurdish militia that Turkey considers to be a terrorist group.


"The images of people celebrating the arrival of Turkish soldiers in Afrin says everything, although western media is trying to portray Turkey's presence in Afrin differently", Tasli added.

Washington has repeatedly called upon Turkey to stop its "aggression" against the Afrin region, omitting the fact that the US-led coalition itself spent years in Syria without any invitation from the government or global approval, RT reported.

RT quoted US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert as saying in February: "Turkey is more than welcome to go back and read the exact text of this UN Security Council resolution, and I would suggest that they do so".

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to "purge" Kurdish militia from the town of Afrin as his forces and allied Syrian rebels advanced to within a few kilometres.

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