Turkey launches new military operation in Iraq

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Turkey launches new military operation in Iraq
Turkey launches new military operation in Iraq
18 April, 10:00In the world
The Turkish Ministry of Defense announced the start of a new military operation in northern Iraq against militants of the Kurdistan Workers' Party.

According to Anadolu, referring to the military department, special forces and the Air Force are participating in the operation. The AP cites the words of the head of the ministry, Hulusi Akar, that Turkish planes have already attacked shelters, bunkers, tunnels and warehouses of militants. The Minister stressed that the operation is going well, according to the plan.

"The goals that were set at the first stage have been achieved... We are determined to save our noble nation from the terrorist disaster that has plagued our country for 40 years. Our fight will continue until the last terrorist is neutralized", - Akar pointed out.

Recall that the conflict has been going on since 1984. It resumed in 2015. The militant bases are located in northern Iraq. Turkish troops are conducting air and ground operations against them. According to data cited by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, six thousand militants have been killed inside the country, and almost seven thousand outside it since the beginning of 2015.

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