The PKK announced the deaths of 15 Turkish soldiers in Northern Iraq

© RIA to Novoshepelychi in fotobabbles of the PKK. Archival photoThe PKK announced the deaths of 15 Turkish soldiers in Northern Iraq© RIA to Novoshepelychi the image Bank

The armed wing of the Kurdistan workers party (PKK) announced the death of 15 Turkish soldiers in the border with Turkey in the area of North Iraq, according to the newspaper Youm7 citing a statement of the organization.

«Our forces attacked the Turkish army on the mountain hills Lilman in the area Sitkana, North of Erbil, killing 15 Turkish soldiers», — quotes the edition an excerpt from the statement of the PKK.

After the resumption in Turkey in July 2015 the armed conflict with the PKK in attacks by Kurdish rebels killed more than a thousand military and police and nearly 500 civilians.

According to the Ministry of defence of Turkey, during this period, security forces neutralized more than 10 thousand members of the PKK. In the North of Iraq are bases of the PKK against the Turkish armed forces carried out air and ground operations.

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