Turkey presses ahead with PPK strikes, several killed

Turkey is continuing an air campaign against Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq in the face of international calls for it to resume a peace process. At least six people were reported killed in the latest attacks.

Turkish airstrikes on positions of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in northern Iraq killed at least six people on Saturday, officials said.

A local official in the village of Zarkel in the Rawanduz area said two women were among six people killed in a pre-dawn raid, but did not say whether the other victims were members of the PKK.

The attacks on Kurdish rebel targets come as part of a two-pronged “anti-terror” offensive launched by Ankara last week that was said to be aimed at both “Islamic State” (IS) jihadists and PKK militants.

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Source News: DW