Three Turkish troops were reportedly killed in clashes with fighters of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) between May 27-29.
The Turkish ministry of defence announced on Sunday that two army sergeants, Muhammed Serttaş and İslam Sancak, were killed, respectively on May 27 and 29.
The governerate of the Kurdish-majority province of Hakkari (Colemerg) informed on Saturday that army sergeant Hasan Çatal was killed.
On 24 May, Turkish ministry of defence had reported seven casualties, five fatalities and two injured, in clashes with PKK fighters.
Turkey’s latest incursion into KRI, dubbed ‘Claw-Lock’ by Turkish authorities, was launched on 18 April.
Clashes have reportedly intensified in recent weeks as the Turkish military ramps up its attempts to deploy more troops in the regions of Zap and Avashin, and continues to conduct air strikes with war planes, drones and helicopters.