Turkey: 2 Turkish soldiers killed in clashes with Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants in Iraq
Two Turkish soldiers have been killed following clashes with suspected Kurdish militants in Iraq, the defence ministry reported on Saturday.
Eight more troops were injured during the Turkish operation in northern Iraq on Saturday, where Ankara keeps a military force to combat Kurdish militants, according to Reuters.
Six suspected Kurdish militants - including a woman - were “neutralised” in the operation, meaning they were killed, injured or detained.
Turkey has carried out a number of air strikes against Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) positions in northern Iraq, a militant group which has fought a decades long insurgency against Ankara.
The war between the PKK and Turkey has cost the lives of some 40,000 people with fighting erupting again during the Syrian civil war.