The Turkish Armed Forces killed 10 fighters from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK, banned by Ankara as a terrorist) in northern Syria, reported the Turkish Ministry of National Defense.
“Another 10 terrorists from the PKK/YPG (People’s Protection Units, also considered terrorists by Turkey) who opened fire on the areas of the Euphrates Shield and Olive Branch operations, were neutralized thanks to a successful intervention by our commandos,” – the military authority on his Twitter account.
The armed conflict between the PKK and Turkish forces began in 1984 and resumed in 2015. PKK bases in northern Iraq are under constant attack by Turkish aircraft.
The presence of Turkish soldiers in the Zlikan camp, northeast of Mosul, the administrative capital of the Nineveh governorate in Iraq, causes constant tensions between Baghdad and Ankara, which justifies this presence with the need to fight against the PKK.