Turkey: PKK Militants Attack, Kill 15 Government Soldiers


Militants of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ party (PKK) claimed an attack on Turkish troops in Daglica, in the south-eastern Hakkari province on the border with Iran and Iraq, which left 15 soldiers dead. The separatists triggered some landmines at the passage of a convoy of armoured vehicles, then opening fire on the troops.

Turkey’s military announced that its warplanes bombarded PKK targets overnight in retaliation, with two F-16 and two F-14 jets striking 13 PKK targets in the south-east.

An emergency national security meeting was called in the capital. This marked the bloodiest attack since the collapse in mid-July of a ceasefire in force since 2013.


MISNA, or the Missionary International Service News Agency, provides daily news ‘from, about and for’ the 'world’s Souths', not just in the geographical sense, since December 1997.

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