Two Turkish soldiers killed in Kurdistan Region — Defence Ministry


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SULAIMANI — Two Turkish soldiers were killed in confrontations between the Turkish Army and fighters of the Turkish-rebel Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in the Kurdistan Region on Tuesday (June 21), Turkey's Defence Ministry said on Twitter.

The ministry said yesterday and today (June 21 and 22) that two of their infantry soldiers were killed in the cross-border Operation Claw Lock.

Turkey began its cross-border offensive known as "Operation Claw Lock" against the PKK fighters on April 18.

Turkish troops have maintained a network of bases in the neighbouring Kurdistan Region since the mid-1990s based on security agreements struck with Saddam Hussein's regime.

The PKK has waged a rebellion in the mainly Kurdish southeast of Turkey since 1984 that has claimed more than 40,000 lives.

(NRT Digital Media)