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Turkey launched a military operation ‘Tiger Claw’ inside Iraq

ANKARA, (BM) – On Tuesday evening, the Turkish Ministry of Defense announced the launch of “Operation Tiger Claw” in the Haftanin area of northern Iraq, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing AMN.

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The Turkish Ministry of Defense said in a tweet last night: “In order to neutralize the elements of the ‘Kurdistan Workers Party’ (PKK) and other terrorist elements that threaten the security of our people and our borders, victory has reached the heroes of the commando units who are currently in the Haftanin area.”

They indicated that they arrived in the area with the support of the Turkish Air Force, who had already carried out a number of strikes over northern Iraq.

Turkey had previously announced on Sunday evening, the launch of the “Operation Eagle Claw”, which was an air force attack on several sites in northern Iraq.

In the past years, Turkish forces have carried out intensive operations against the PKK, whom they consider terrorists, in both Iraq and Syria, saying that this is in response to attacks launched or planned by their elements, which Turkey has been fighting for more than 3 decades.

It is worth noting that on Tuesday, the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned the Turkish Ambassador to Baghdad, and delivered a memorandum of protest against the backdrop of the Turkish bombing, which hit a number of areas in northern Iraq at dawn on Monday.

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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