The Turkish army on Friday launched a new ground and air campaign against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) bases in northern Iraq. The cross-border operation launched by Turkey in the Metîna, Avaşîn and Zap regions in northern Iraq has continued since April 23.
Whilst the military clashes continue between the Turkish armed forces and the Kurdish fighters, especially in the regions where Turkish soldiers were dropped, the fighters of the People’s Defense Forces (HPG) and the Free Women’s Units of Star (YJA-STAR) have sent video messages including critical information about the ongoing clashes.
The defense ministry said on Sunday that commandos of the Turkish Armed Forces had landed in northern Iraq.
According to the national Turkish media, Turkish armed forces were landed in the Metina region, also known as the “Medya Defence Zones” by helicopters.
Regarding the intense battle that has been ongoing for four days, both the Turkish authorities and the HPG issued statements.
According to the statement of the ministry of defence, a Turkish soldier lost his life, six soldiers were injured and thirty-one PKK members lost their lives.
According to Fırat News Agency, HPG said in a statement that at least thirty-eight Turkish soldiers lost their lives. The exact number of the wounded soldiers was not announced by HPG, but it was stated that many soldiers were injured.