Turkish army soldiers stand guard as Kurdish people wait in a hope to enter Cizre, a town subject to a curfew as part of a controversial operation against Kurdish rebels, on March 22, 2016 in Mardin, for Newroz celebration. Nowruz, the Farsi-language word for 'New Year', is an ancient Persian festival, celebrated on the first day of spring, March 21, in Central Asian republics, Iraq, Turkey, Afghanistan and Iran. / AFP PHOTO / ILYAS AKENGIN

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:10 P.M.) – Turkish President Recent Tayyip Erdogan announced on Monday that his country’s forces have begun anti-terror operations deep inside Iraqi territory.

“We’ve started anti-terror operations in Qandil and Sinjar. We’ve destroyed 14 important targets with 20 of our aircrafts,” Erdogan stated, as quoted by state-owned TRT World News.

“Our target is to drain the biggest swamp,” Erdogan added in reference to the large presence of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

The military invasion of the Qandil Mountains of Iraq has been on the radar of the Turkish General Staff for quite some time, as they have launched several airstrikes in the past few months.

Despite not having Baghdad’s blessing to launch this offensive, Turkey is planning on going through with this operation in order to eliminate the PKK from the border region.

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““We’ve started anti-terror operations in Qandil and Sinjar. We’ve destroyed 14 important targets with 20 of our aircrafts,”
=> A single F-16 can easily demolish 14 targets… Amateur!

“Our target is to drain the biggest swamp,”
=> Drain Ankara from AKP and yourself if you want to do so!

“Despite not having Baghdad’s blessing to launch this offensive, Turkey is planning on going through with this operation in order to eliminate the PKK from the border region. ”
=> Baghdad even threatened to hit Turkish invaders, thus, it’s still to be seen!