A week after blaming Kurdish militants for a bombing in Istanbul, Turkey has carried out airstrikes on Kurdish targets in Iraq and Syria.
According to the defense ministry, Kurdish bases were being used to launch attacks on Turkey during the strikes, which were dubbed Operation Claw-Sword. (Turkey Strikes Syria)
Two villages with people who have been internally displaced, according to a Syrian-Kurdish spokesperson, were hit.
The attack in Istanbul was not carried out by the banned Kurdish PKK group.
Along with a picture of a fighter plane taking off and video of an explosion, the Turkish defense ministry tweeted that the “hour of reckoning” had arrived.
Turkey’s Defense Minister Hulusi Akar stated, “Terrorists’ shelters, bunkers, caves, tunnels, and warehouses were successfully destroyed.” Later, the Turkish defense ministry stated that 89 targets were destroyed in the strikes on Kurdish militant bases in northern Syria and northern Iraq.
Kurdish-drove powers in Syria promised to fight back and said the city of Kobane was hit as well as two thickly populated towns.
State media in Turkey reported that three people were injured on the border with Turkey by a rocket fired from Syria later on Sunday.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which is based in the United Kingdom, reports that just in northern Syria, at least 31 people were killed.
In Iraq, it is unclear which targets were hit. (Turkey Strikes Syria)
Six people were killed and more than 80 were injured in a bombing on one of Istanbul’s busiest streets last week, prompting the strikes.
Turkish specialists put the bombarding on the Kurdish assailant bunch the PKK, which Turkey, the EU and US see as a psychological oppressor association.
The PKK, on the other hand, denied responsibility and stated that it would not “directly target civilians.”
In connection with the attack, dozens of people have been arrested, including a Syrian woman whom they claim planted the bomb.
The Turkish justice minister stated prior to the arrest that a woman had sat there for forty minutes when a bag exploded near a bench.
According to the AFP news agency, Bulgaria has also brought charges against five individuals for the attack.
In south-east Turkey, Kurdish militants have fought for decades to establish Kurdish self-rule. (Turkey Strikes Syria)
In an effort to prevent attacks on Turkish territory, Turkey has recently carried out a number of cross-border operations against Kurdish groups based in northern Iraq and Syria.
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