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 (3:30 A.M.) – The Turkish military advanced at least 26 kilometers (km) inside northern Iraq on Saturday, the state-owned Anadolu Agency reported, citing comments from Turkish Interior Minister Suleiman Soylu.

“Our soldiers advanced between 26-27 kilometers in northern Iraq, and there is not much left to liberate in Qandil,” Soylu added.

The Qandil District in northern Iraqi is considered the location of the Kurdistan Workers Party HQ.

Most of these PKK fighters in Iraq are believed to have entered the country in 2015 when the Turkish military launched a big operation inside of southeastern Turkey to eliminate the group.

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With or without permission of the Iraqi Government???