The Turkish government announced on Thursday the “neutralization” of five suspected members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in new bombings that took place in northern Iraq during the day.
The Turkish Ministry of Defense has detailed in its account on the Twitter social network that the attacks were carried out in the Haftanin region and stressed that “the operations are continuing successfully”.
The attacks were carried out as part of Operation Tiger Claw, launched last week by the Turkish authorities, who use the term “neutralized” for suspects who have been arrested, killed or surrendered. When it comes to bombs, Ankara is supposed to give them up for dead.
The announcement came a day after the death of a Turkish soldier in an attack on the PKK around the Turkish city of Yuksekova near the Iranian border.