Turkey launches military operation in Iraq — Analysis

An artillery, aircraft, helicopters, drones and other support equipment are available for a ground crime that crosses borders.

Ankara has begun a major cross-border military offensive, targeting Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants in the northern part of Iraq, Turkey’s defense minister announced on Monday morning. 

Hulusi Akar, Defense Minister, said that both commando troops will be conducting a ground incursion and extensive airstrike campaigns using drones, jets, and helicopters. video address.

Ankara asserts it destroyed numerous bunkers, tunnels, ammunition depots, and military headquarters of PKK in northern Iraq’s border regions of Metina and Zap before ground troops moved into neighboring states. It is unclear how many troops and military hardware are involved in the operation.

“Our operation is continuing successfully, as planned. The targets that were set for the first phase have been achieved,”According to AP, Akar stated these words.

PKK, a Kurdish militant political organisation and armed movement fighting for independent Kurdistan has been fighting Ankara since 1984. This war has already claimed over 40,000 lives. Turkey conducted numerous military operations over the years against the PKK. It is located in northern Iraq, and used that territory to support insurgents in the eastern half of Turkey. 

US, UK, EU and EU also consider the PKK terrorist groups. But, both the US and UK have made the Kurds an important ally in their fight against Islamic State terrorists in Syria and Iraq. Washington still maintains military presence in Syria Kurdish-controlled territories, and the Iraqi Kurdistan Region hosts several American military installations as well as a US consulate.

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