Turkey has announced the launching of anti-terror operations in Qandil and Sinjar regions in northern Iraq in a statement issued by Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. He further said that preliminary operations had already destroyed over 14 strategic targets used by the terrorists.
The announcement comes after Turkish officials suggested that the Mt. Qandil region in northern Iraq near the Iranian border (where the terrorist group has its headquarters) may be the target of a future operation.
Airstrikes on PKK targets in northern Iraq, where the terror group has its main base in the Mt. Qandil region, near the Iranian border, have been carried out regularly since July 2015, when the terrorist PKK resumed its armed campaign.
The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey as well as the U.S. and EU. In its terror campaign against Turkey, which has lasted for more than three decades, over 40,000 people have been killed, including women and children.