Simultaneous air strikes on Thursday night hit a gendarmerie division command in Şırnak (Şirnex), a border town neighbouring Iraq and Syria, and a drone base in Batman (Elih) in southeastern Turkey.
Three consecutive explosions reportedly occurred in the airport zone of the military drone base in Batman. MA reported that gunshots were also heard during the attack.
Batman Governorship issued a written statement regarding the incident, saying that there was ‘an attempted attack’ on a military insitution that caused “no damage”.
Another military attack from the air reportedly hit the 23th Gendarmerie Division command in Şırnak, which was also followed by intense gunfire, MA reported. The building of the command turned dark as all lights were turned off after the attack.
The division command on the border is known to be a central military base where the cross-border campaigns are controlled from.
As yet, noone has claimed responsibilty for the attacks in Şırnak and Batman.
However, another military base in southeastern city of Diyarbakır (Amed), where Turkish fighter jets are based, was hit on Wednesday night. These attacks were claimed by the Peoples’ Defence Forces (HPG) the following day.
Turkey’s military operations that began on April 23rd in northern Iraq continue. Intense clashes have been reportedly ongoing between the Turkish armed forces and Kurdish fighters of the HPG and Free Women’s Units (YJA-star) in Zap, Metina and Avashin Regions.