Turkish drone attack kills senior Kurdish militant in N. Iraq-Xinhua

Turkish drone attack kills senior Kurdish militant in N. Iraq

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2024-04-02 22:56:15

BAGHDAD, April 2 (Xinhua) -- A Turkish drone strike on Tuesday killed a senior military official of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and wounded two militants in Iraq's northern province of Nineveh, the Counter-Terrorism Service of the neighboring semi-autonomous Kurdistan region said in a statement.

The airstrike occurred at 11:35 a.m. local time (0835 GMT) when a Turkish drone attacked their vehicle on a road near Sardashti Camp for refugees in the Sinjar area, some 120 km west of Nineveh's provincial capital Mosul, the statement said.

Turkish forces frequently carry out cross-border operations targeting PKK militants in northern Iraq, with a particular focus on the Qandil Mountains, which serve as the group's stronghold.

The PKK, designated as a terrorist organization by Türkiye, the United States, and the European Union, has rebelled against the Turkish government for more than three decades.