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Turkish warplanes hit Kurdish militant targets in Iraq and Syria – ministry

ISTANBUL, Feb 2 (Reuters) – Turkish warplanes hit Kurdish militant targets including training camps, shelters and ammunition storage areas in Iraq and northern Syria, it said on Wednesday. the Turkish Ministry of Defence.

All the planes taking part in the operation, which she said targeted the Derik, Sincar and Karacak areas, then returned to their bases. He did not provide any information on casualties resulting from the strikes.

“Shelters, caves, tunnels, ammunition depots and so-called terrorist headquarters and training camps were targeted,” the ministry statement said, without specifying exactly when the strikes took place.

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He said the air raid targeted militants from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which has bases in Iraq, as well as the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, which Turkey considers terrorist groups.

Turkish warplanes have carried out similar airstrikes in the past.

The PKK took up arms against the Turkish state in 1984. More than 40,000 people have been killed in the conflict, which in the past was mainly concentrated in southeastern Turkey.

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Reporting by Daren Butler; Editing by Sam Holmes

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