June 20, 2018 / 1:43 PM / a month ago

Turkish military says killed 10 Kurdish militants in northern Iraq

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The Turkish military carried out air strikes in northern Iraq’s Avasin-Basyan and Sinat Haftanin areas on Wednesday, killing 10 Kurdish militants there, it said in a statement.

Weapons storages and shelters were destroyed as a result of the air strikes, the military said on Twitter. Ankara has recently stepped up warnings of a potential ground offensive into northern Iraq’s Qandil region, where high-ranking Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) members are believed to be located.

Reporting by Ezgi Erkoyun; Writing by Ali Kucukgocmen; Editing by Daren Butler

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