TEHRAN (defapress)- Turkish Air Force jets carried out airstrikes on terror group's bases in northern Iraq Wednesday, according to the military.
News ID: 68675
Publish Date: 14February 2018 - 21:26
According to the statement, warplanes destroyed eight targets in Sinath-Haftanin, Metina, Gara and Avasin-Basyan regions, including the terrorist group’s shelters, caves and ammunition dumps, Yenisafak reported.
The airstrikes in Iraq coincides with Turkey’s military operation in Northern Syria against US-backed Kurdish fighters.
Turkey’s Operation ‘Olive Branch’ has kicked off from air and ground around the area of Afrin in Syria's Aleppo to oust the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), which Ankara views as a terror organization and the Syrian branch of the PKK.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has stressed that Turkish offensive in Afrin is part of Ankara's strategy based on supporting terrorists.
The Syrian government has condemned the “brutal Turkish aggression” against the Kurdish-controlled enclave of Afrin, rejecting Ankara’s claim about having informed Damascus of the operation.