Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Saturday that the Turkish army had launched new operations against PKK elements in northern Iraq on Friday under the name Pence-Simsek.
Operations Pençe-Şimşek and Pençe-Yıldırım, launched on Friday by the Turkish Armed Forces in northern Iraq, targeted 1,132 targets of PKK forces, including 120 air strikes.
According to Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, six members of the Turkish Armed Forces were injured as a result of the clashes.
A security source in the Kurdistan region confirmed Turkish attacks in areas in northern Iraq and Heliborne by Turkish troops in the northern mountains. He said Turkish warplanes bombed villages overlooking Mount Kista in Dohuk province and launched a Heliborne operation in the area to hunt down PKK elements. Mount Kista, 3,500 meters above sea level, is one of the strategic mountains in northern Iraq, and Turkey has been trying to capture it for some time.