Sunday, August 9, 2015
Turkish Security sources: military airstrikes have killed 390 PKK 'terrorists' ...have killed ZERO ISIS members.
Turkish Security sources: military airstrikes have killed 390 PKK 'terrorists' ...have killed ZERO ISIS members. (Bugun).
Without citing its sources, the state-run Anadolu Agency also said that around 400 suspected PKK militants were injured in the attacks.
Tension has been mounting following a tumultuous week that began with an Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) suicide bomb killing 32 and injuring 104 activists in the town of Suruç in Turkey’s southeastern province of Şanlıurfa. It was followed by retaliatory attacks by the outlawed PKK against Turkish troops and police across the country, including the murder of two police officers in their home in the town of Ceylanpınar, also in Şanlıurfa province.
Turkey has since been conducting nationwide operations against suspected members of the PKK, as well as airstrikes against PKK positions in northern Iraq and an aggressive media campaign against pro-Kurdish groups.
More than 20 security force personnel have been killed in attacks mostly attributed to the PKK and Turkish security forces have detained suspects linked to ISIL, PKK, and leftist groups, detaining over 1,300 people across the country since July 24th, according to a statement from the Prime Minister's Office.
Turkey also launched airstrikes against ISIL and the PKK in Syria and Iraq.
The report said that the PKK organization was damaged on August 1st during a Turkish air operation against its camps in Qandil Mountains in northern Iraq, adding in another air operation in Bokriskan region of Iraq, the PKK’s ‘Şehit Dilan’ battalion's commander and four group leaders were killed, and 30 militants injured.
A strike against Zergele camp in the Qandil region saw more than 20 PKK members, including the head of the women’s branch of the organization—code named ‘Gülten’—the report continued.
“In Enze, buildings used as PKK headquarters were destroyed and almost 30 female militants were killed.”
The PKK, designated a terrorist group by Ankara, the United States and European Union, launched its insurgency in 1984 and more than 40,000 people have been killed in the conflict. Hmmmm........NATO Values....'Genocide' of Kurds?