Turkish defense chief announces comprehensive attack against PKK/YPG

ISTANBUL, Turkey?’s National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar has reiterated that his country’s troops have carried out the most comprehensive attack against the PKK/YPG groups along the Qandil in response to the killing of a Turkish diplomat in Irbil two days ago.

“Following the evil attack in Irbil, we have launched the most comprehensive air operation on Qandil and dealt a heavy blow to the (PKK) terror organisation,” Akar said in a statement.

Targets such as “armaments positions, lodgings, shelters and caves belonging to terrorists” were destroyed, he added.

“Our fight against terror will continue with increasing determination until the last terrorist is neutralised and the blood of our martyrs will be avenged,” he noted.

The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), which now leads the regional government, enjoys good political and trade relations with Turkey.

But Turkey has been conducting a ground offensive and bombing campaign since May in the mountainous northern region to root out the PKK which has waged an armed rebellion against the Turkish state since 1984.

Source: Kuwait News Agency