At least 35 Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) rebels in northern Iraq were killed in a six-hour fierce aerial bombardment on their position by Turkish warplanes on Monday September 7th.
The attacks on the over 20 PKK positions were in retaliation to the Sunday even brutal killing of 16 soldiers in southeastern Hakkari Province.
An intensive six-hour air attack on Monday evening on the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) was launched by Turkish security forces in northern Iraq.
The aerial bombardment was in retaliation to the Sunday brutal killing of 16 soldiers in the southeastern Hakkari Province by the PKK rebels. The soldiers killed were on patrol in the province clearing the Daglica-Yuksekova road when they were ambushed by the rebel using Improvised Explosive Devices that blew up their armored tracks killing 16 of them and injuring six others. The attack is said to be the deadliest since the PKK renewed their armed campaign in late July.
At least 35 rebels were killed in the fierce intensive air attack conducted by 35 F-16s AND 18 F-4 fighter jets on 20 positional targets of the rebels. Both the F-16 or the Viper and the F-4 are among the crème de la crème of the fighter jets with their combined capability and speed and armament capacity a preferred choice despite the availability of other models in the market. They are especially very effective in air-ground missiles for long, medium as well as close range aerial combat.
The aerial strike on the PKKs now adds to the far that Turkey has waged against terrorists with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu saying that, “These Mountains will be cleaned of terrorists. No matter what happens they will be cleaned.” Ankara is currently running concurrent anti-terrorism war both on the Islamic State and the PKK rebels.