Separate Turkish drone strikes kill two members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in northern Iraq, officials in the autonomous Kurdistan region says, following a similar incident Sunday.
The first strike hit a PKK car near the village of Jalala in the province of Sulaimaniyah, killing “a PKK intelligence official” and wounding two members of the group, Iraqi Kurdistan’s counter-terrorism services says. Later another car carrying PKK fighters was also hit in a “Turkish drone” strike near the village of Qalaa, also killing one PKK member and wounding two others, they add.
Turkey, and its Western allies, classify the PKK as a “terrorist” organization.
The PKK has waged an insurgency in Turkey since 1984 that has claimed tens of thousands of lives.
Ankara maintains dozens of military bases in northern Iraq where it regularly launches operations against fighters of the group who also have positions in the region.