Turkey bombs Kurdish positions, PKK responds

Kurdish fighters of the PKK. File photo

ARA News

CIZRE – Turkish jets on Sunday struck seven targeted for the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the southeastern province of Hakkari.

The Turkish airstrikes hit fighting positions for the Kurdish rebels in Hakkari. It was not immediately clear how many fighters were killed in the strikes. 

This comes as fighting and curfews continue in several towns in Turkey’s southeastern Kurdish region. 

In the meantime, a roadside bomb in the Semdinli district of Hakkari killed five Turkish soldiers, and the authorities blamed the PKK for the attack.

Over 600 Turkish security personnel have been killed by the PKK since a 2½-year cease-fire ended in July 2015, according to reports.

The renewed conflict has also led to the death of thousands of Kurdish fighters and civilians.

The PKK has waged a decades-long insurgency against the Turkish state in a conflict that has claimed more than 40,000 lives.

Reporting by: Eyaz Ciziri

Source: ARA News

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