13 soldiers killed and wounded in an attack on a military base in eastern Turkey
09:26 - 30/03/2018
Information / Baghdad ...
Five Turkish soldiers were killed and seven others wounded following an attack by gunmen from the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in the southeast.
"The attack took place at a military base in the Iruh district of Sirt, southeast Turkey," Turkish security sources said.
Ankara considers the PKK a terrorist organization. The army carried out air and ground operations against PKK militants inside Turkey and forces are preparing to carry out a joint military operation with the Iraqi government to "cleanse" Iraqi areas near the Turkish border, according to Turkish Foreign Minister Mouloud Gawish Oglu. 25