Turkish media reported Turkish warplanes launched a series of cross-border air raids against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)rebels in the Zap-Khakurk region of the Kurdish-held autonomous north of Iraq on Thursday.
Reportedly, about 20 fighter jets took part in the operation and hit nearly 50 PKK positions in day-long missions. According toAnatolia news agency, the strikes were carried out after a group of PKK rebels were detected on their way towards the Turkish border from their mountainous hideouts in northern Iraq.
PKK spokesman Ahmed Denis confirmed information about the strikes by saying that Turkish warplanes bombed their positions in the region of Khwar Korak for more than an hour. However, the rebel spokesman did not give any other details.