Baku, April 19, AZERTAC
Turkish security forces "neutralized" a total of 26 PKK terrorists since the launch of Operation Claw-Lock in northern Iraq, the country’s National Defense Ministry said on Tuesday, Anadolu Agency reports.
The anti-terror operation successfully continues as planned, the ministry said in a statement.
According to the ministry, the new operation was launched on Monday after reports that the terrorist group was planning to initiate a large-scale attack, and it is in line with the UN Charter's principle of self-defense.
PKK terrorists often hide out in northern Iraq to plot cross-border attacks in Turkiye.
In 2020, Turkiye launched operations Claw-Tiger and Claw-Eagle in the border regions of northern Iraq to ensure the safety of the Turkish people and the frontiers.
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