In a statement released by the Turkish Defense Ministry on Thursday, three Turkish soldiers were said to be killed during a military operation near the northern Iraqi region of Dohuk, by Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terrorists. While two soldiers were killed on Wednesday, one of the soldiers seriously injured lost his life on Thursday, said the Turkish Defense Ministry.
On 10 February, Turkey launched a military operation codenamed ‘Claw-Eagle 2’ against the PKK in the Duhok region. Regular cross-border operations are conducted by the Turkish army in northern Iraq, under the justification of being legitimate and self-defense operations. The PKK is regarded as a terrorist organization by Ankara, as well as other international actors including the European Union, the United States, and the United Kingdom.