Turkish jets hammer PKK strongholds in North Iraq — army

Turkish fighter jets have raided and demolished strongholds for the outlawed Kurdish group, Workers Part of Kurdistan (the PKK), in Qandil, northern Iraq, the Turkish Army said on Saturday.

The Friday strikes resulted in hitting and destroying the PKK shelters and ammunition depots, the military said in a statement.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has recently vowed to “dry up the terrorism swamp” in Qandil, alluding to the PKK strongholds in the rugged mountainous area in northern Iraq.

The PKK, enlisted by the United States of America and the European Union as a terrorist organization, often carries out hit-and-run or bombing attacks on Turkish military, state or civilians targets.

Turkish authorities target the separatists in the south of the country and northern Iraq.

Source: Kuwait News Agency