BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:15 P.M.) – The Turkish Air Force conducted several airstrikes inside Iraq, today, targeting the positions of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in the Qandil Mountains.

According to a statement from the Turkish General Staff, their air force destroyed 14 PKK targets in the Qandil Mountains after carrying out several airstrikes over this region in northern Iraq.

Among the targets destroyed by the Turkish Air Force were shelters, weapon pits, and ammunition depots, the Turkish General Staff added.

Iraq has not approved of this Turkish military operation and has called on Ankara to respect their territorial integrity.

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High time Iraqis to consider defending their territorial integrity. They have 36 F-16IQ way more advanced than Turkish ones. Fücking equip these for air-superiority with 14 AMRAAMs and 2 Sidewinders and bounce Turkish aircraft out of Iraqi airspace! A simple patrol of 4 F-16IQ loaded for air superiority can load what it takes to shoot down 3 squadrons… To destroy 14 targets, it’s unlikely that TAF used more than 4 aircraft. Having a mini strike-pack shot down in flames will cam them, exactly as when the Greek Mirage-2000 shot down a Turkish F-16 in 1996 : Turkey had just breached… Read more »


I’m not particularly a fan of Turkey either, but the areas Turkey bombed weren’t under Iraqi control in the first place.

If Iraqi “territorial integrity” is what you’re truly concerned about then the first step is to impose full constitutional control over their entire territory, no?

In other words, Iraqi police and military should be able to move throughout Iraqi territory, including majority-Kurdish areas, the Baghdad government should control all of Iraq’s borders, and all illegal Kurdish militias should be disarmed.