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Turkish jets strike PKK targets in northern Iraq

Xinhua, April 14, 2017 Adjust font size:

Turkish jets launched an air operation against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militants in northern Iraq late Thursday, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on Friday.

According to a General Staff statement, Turkish jets on late Thursday destroyed seven shelters and several weapons storage bunkers used by the PKK in northern Iraq's Zap region.

The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and the European Union.

Turkey has kept its troops in northern Iraq since December 2015 in the name of fighting against the Islamic State group, despite Baghdad's opposition.

Last October, Turkey's parliament voted to extend the deployment of an estimated 2,000 troops across northern Iraq by a year to combat "terrorist organizations." Endit