Turkish Air Force bombed a refugee camp in Iraq during a military operation

BAGHDAD, (BM) – More than 20 Turkish missiles were launched in the Mount Sinjar of the Nineveh Governorate by Turkish Air force, while three other missiles hit the Makhmour refugee camp, causing a massive explosion in the area, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing AMN.

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On Sunday, the Turkish Ministry of Defense announced the launch of the “Eagle Claw” military operation in northern Iraq against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

The Turkish Defense Ministry said on Sunday that “our planes are destroying terrorists’ burrows over their heads,” as their aircraft bombed several areas in the Sinjar region, including a site near a refugee camp.

The ministry said that “two terrorists were neutralized in an airstrike after surveillance operations in the areas of Zab, Afashin and Baysan in northern Iraq.”

The ministry pledged that operations against the PKK “will continue” until the last fighter is neutralized.

The Turkish forces launched airstrikes in the Sinjar and Qandil mountains, as well as the Makhmour Refugee Camp,.

In the past years, Turkish forces have carried out intensive operations against the PKK, whom they consider terrorists, in both Iraq and Syria.

Iraq has rejected Turkey’s operations and repeatedly demanded that they halt all hostilities and respect their territorial sovereignty.

The PKK and Turkish military were at war for several years in the latter part of the 20th Century, as the Kurdish group waged a long battle in the southern and eastern regions of the country.

Background

Terrorist acts in Iraq using explosives and firearms. Attacks accompanied by a large number of victims are carried out against the civilian population, law enforcement officers, and diplomatic missions of other states.

Islamic State or ISIS are responsible for some of the attacks. A common tactic is to undermine mined cars, as well as suicide bombings. Explosions are heard in mosques, markets, restaurants, during the funeral.

By the number of terrorist acts, Iraq is one of the hottest spots in the world. More than 40,000 people died from the attacks.

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