• İstanbul 15 °C
  • Ankara 2 °C

Turkish soldier killed in explosion in northern Iraq

Turkish soldier killed in explosion in northern Iraq
Another soldier wounded in blast from improvised explosive device in Operation Pence-Yildirim area

By Zehra Nur Duz

ANKARA (AA) - A Turkish soldier was killed in northern Iraq when a bomb planted by terrorists went off, Turkey’s National Defense Ministry said Monday.

The ministry said in a statement that another soldier was wounded in the Operation Pence-Yildirim area due to the blast from the improvised explosive device (IED).

The wounded soldier was immediately taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, it said.

"We wish Allah's mercy to our heroic martyr, our condolences and patience to his precious family, the Turkish Armed Forces and the nation, and a speedy recovery to our wounded comrade," the ministry added.

Turkey has carried out a series of offensives since 2019 against terrorist groups in northern Iraq, particularly the PKK. The latest ones are Pence-Simsek and Pence-Yildirim launched this April in the Metina and Avasin-Basyan regions, while operations Pence-Kaplan and Pence-Kartal were initiated in June last year.

The terrorist group often uses bases in northern Iraq just across Turkey’s southern border to plot attacks in Turkey.

In its over 35-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK – listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US and the European Union – has been responsible for the deaths of at least 40,000 people, including women, children and infants.

source: News Feed
This news is a total 32 time has been read
UYARI: Küfür, hakaret, rencide edici cümleler veya imalar, inançlara saldırı içeren, imla kuralları ile yazılmamış,
Türkçe karakter kullanılmayan ve büyük harflerle yazılmış yorumlar onaylanmamaktadır.
This news yet comment has been added .
Other News
All Rights Reserved © May 2014 US Muslims | Unauthorized and the resources published.
Haber Scripti: CM Bilişim