Turkish drones bombard northern Iraq

Iraqi media outlets reported on Saturday that Turkish drones bombarded villages in Matin Mountain in Dohuk governorate in northern Iraq.

A security source said Turkish drones targeted the villages of Matin Mountain near Amedi town in Dohuk governorate, Baghdad Today reported.

The source added that the Turkish bombardment targeted sites belonging to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), with no casualties reported, indicating that the bombardment only resulted in fires in forests.

Last month, the Turkish Ministry of Defense announced that six militants from the PKK were killed in operations targeting their positions in northern Iraq.

The Turkish Defense Ministry mentioned in a statement that the Turkish armed forces will continue to fight the ‘terrorist group,’ in reference to PKK, Anadolu Agency (AA) reported.

Several areas in the Kurdistan region of Iraq are repeatedly bombed by Turkey, and Ankara justifies this by the need to combat the PKK.

Turkey recently launched several military operations inside Iraq against militants belonging to the Kurdish party. Baghdad rejected the Turkish military action and considered it a violation of Iraqi sovereignty.

Turkey controls several areas in northern Syria, and frequently launches operations against the Kurdish People’s Protection Units, which it classifies as a terrorist group.

The People’s Protection Units is a mainly Kurdish group in Syria and the primary component of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

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