Turkish Military soldiers killed in a bomb blast
ANKARA - Turkey’s Defense Ministry has announced that two of its soldiers were killed in an attack in northern Iraq by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
The soldiers died after an improvised explosive device (IED) "placed by PKK separatist terrorists exploded as a supply convoy was passing," the Turkish ministry said in statement released on Monday, Press TV has reported.
Over the past few months, Turkish ground and air forces have been carrying out vast counter-terrorism operations against PKK bases in northern Iraq, southeast Turkey and northern Syria.
The US has been arming and training the Kurdish militants under the banner of helping them fight Daesh Takfiri forces.
Syria and several other countries see ulterior motives behind US support.
Turkey, a key US ally in the region, has repeatedly questioned Washington’s arming and training of the Kurds.
Since May, Turkish soldiers have been conducting military operations against the PKK militants in Iraq’s northern semi-autonomous Kurdistan region.