Turkish jets destroy PKK terror targets in northern Iraq

Turkish fighter jets on Friday destroyed weapon emplacements and shelters used by PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, the Turkish National Defense Ministry said on Friday.

In a Twitter post, the ministry said the airstrikes were carried out in the Zap, Gara, Qandil and Asos regions in coordination with Turkey's ongoing anti-terror offensive Operation Claw.

On May 27, Turkey launched Operation Claw against the PKK in the Hakurk region of northern Iraq. The ongoing offensive has neutralized dozens of terrorists so far.

PKK terrorists often use northern Iraq as a base to plan cross-border terrorist attacks on Turkey.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU -- has been responsible for the deaths of some 40,000 people, including women, children and infants.

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