Turkish MoD announces the killing of six PKK militants in air strikes in northern Iraq

Istanbul, The Turkish Ministry of Defense announced the killing of six PKK militants in air strikes carried out by Turkish warplanes in northern Iraq. The Turkish Defense Ministry stated in a statement today, Tuesday, that the Turkish army units stationed in Gara and Matina regions and charged with the 'Claw Lock' operations in northern Iraq came under fire from militants affiliated with the PKK, and the situation required the use of warplanes, which resulted in the killing of six of them and the withdrawal of the others. It is noteworthy that the Turkish army had carried out a large military operation on April 18, 2021, and it is still continuing, called Claw Lock, against the strongholds of the Kurdistan Workers' Party in the areas of Matina, Gara, Hakurk, Al-Zab, Afshin, and Bazian in northern Iraq. Source: National Iraqi News Agency