By Sarp Ozer
Turkish Air Force conducted an operation in northern Iraq, killing at least eight PKK terrorists, a statement said Tuesday.
According to the statement issued by Turkish General Staff, the air force launched counter-terrorism operation Monday after detecting presence of the terrorists in Zap area.
It said that the terrorists were plotting an assault at the military base on Turkey-Iraq border.
Elsewhere, one PKK terrorist was killed in Turkey’s southeastern Sirnak province Monday in another counter-terrorism operation, the statement added.
The PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and EU -- resumed its armed campaign against Turkey in July 2015. Since then, it has been responsible for the deaths of more than 1,200 Turkish security personnel and civilians.
Reporting by Sarp Ozer; Writing by Ahmet Furkan Mercan