Turkey launched air strikes on Kurds on the Syrian-Iraqi border

The Turkish air force launched air strikes on targets of the Kurdistan workers party (PKK) near the mountain range of Sinjar in Northwest Iraq and northeast Syria. On Tuesday, April 25, according to Reuters, citing a statement by the Turkish military.

In Ankara, believe that the PKK members coming from these areas in Turkey the weapons, explosives and ammunition for attacks on military checkpoints.

The bombing was carried out at 02:00 local time. Killing at least five fighters of the Peshmerga.

Since 1984 the PKK in the South-East of the country is waging an armed struggle for political rights of the Kurds in the country and the creation of a Kurdish autonomy in its composition. The truce between the Turkish government and the Kurds was terminated in July of 2015. The reason for the resumption of the active phase of the confrontation was a terrorist attack in the town of Suruç, when 32 people were killed, mostly Kurds.

In Turkey the Kurdistan workers ‘ party is considered a separatist terrorist organization.