Turkish jets hit PKK in southeast Turkey, northern Iraq, kill 12
Seyhmus Cakan, Reuters, Jul 8 2016
Turkish fighter jets struck Kurdish militant targets in rural areas of Turkey’s south-eastern Hakkari province and northern Iraq on Friday, killing 12 militants. Eight PKK targets near the south-eastern town of Semdinli and seven others in northern Iraq, where the group’s leadership is based, were hit in the air strikes. Following intelligence gathered by drones, jets took off from Diyarbakir, the mainly Kurdish region’s largest city, hitting shelters and groups of militants across territory where Turkey regularly carries out air strikes against the PKK. A military outpost in Semdinli had come under a PKK attack with mortars, anti-aircraft fire and machine
guns before dawn on Friday. The army retaliated with artillery fire.