The Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) conducted an aerial operation against Kurdistan Workers' Party terrorists in the northern Iraq regions of Zap and Metina, according to a statement by the National Defense Ministry.
Turkish jets destroyed numerous shelters, hideouts and ammo depots belonging to the terror group during the operation.
Northern Iraq’s Qandil Mountains have been a haven for PKK terrorists over the past few decades. Considered as the main base of the PKK, which control checkpoints and entrances to the mountains, the structuring in the area is used for cover and concealment by terrorists.
The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the European Union and the United States. The PKK has been conducting armed violence in the southeastern part of Turkey since 1984. More than 40,000 people, mostly civilians, have been killed in the three-decade long conflict.