In Northern Iraq, the Turkish military killed 13 members of the PKK

© AFP 2017 / StringerВертолет the Turkish air force near the Turkish-Iraqi border. Archival photoIn Northern Iraq, the Turkish military killed 13 members of the PKK© AFP 2017 / Stringer

Thirteen members of the outlawed Turkey Kurdistan workers ‘ party (PKK) were killed during the operation, the Turkish air force in Northern Iraq, reported the Turkish General staff on Sunday.

«The Turkish air force may 28, at 8.45 9.05 (same as GMT) attacked the objects of the separatist terrorist organization (PKK) in the area Avasin-Basyan in Northern Iraq. Destroyed seven objects of RPK, 13 terrorists eliminated», — is spoken in the message of the Turkish military.

It is noted that 10 members of the PKK were destroyed the night before during air operations in the district of Catak in van province in Eastern Turkey.

After the resumption in Turkey in July 2015 the armed conflict with the PKK in attacks by Kurdish rebels killed about 900 military and police officers and over 300 civilians. According to the Ministry of defence of Turkey, during this period, security forces neutralized more than 10 thousand members of the PKK.

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