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Baghdad / SNG
A Turkish newspaper reported on Monday that the Turkish army had stationed 19 military barracks inside Iraqi territory, adding that it had deployed tanks and medium-range artillery.
"The Turkish army has settled in 19 military barracks inside Iraqi territory within Kurdish and other Assyrian villages and erected barriers around it," the local newspaper Al Arabi quoted a local source as saying. "The deployment of tanks and medium-range artillery capable of reaching the depth of the Kurdistan region, .
He added that "these barracks are new sites as well as the sites already in Nineveh at the mountain Baasheqa, which includes a heavy artillery battery extends beyond Mosul," noting that "this was part of the Turkish military buildup on the border with Iraq."
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that his country launched a military operation in northern Sinjar district against PKK militants.
The commander of the northern axis in the popular crowd Raed al-Karawi, the presence of Turkish military movements or operations in the district of Sinjar or surrounding, and denied the Joint Operations Command, the crossing of any foreign forces across the border to Nineveh and Sinjar, stressing that the security situation in these areas under the control of Iraqi forces .
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