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Turkish Air Force bombing northern Iraq

November 3 2015, 18:00

Image 0The Turkish Air Force planes are bombing the PKK's positions in northern Iraq, the General Staff of the Turkish armed forces said Nov. 3.

The Air Force made air strikes on the PKK's positions near the settlements of Zap, Gare, Metina, Avshin and Qandil in northern Iraq.

Turkey's air force started large-scale operations July 25 in Iraq's north where the PKK camps as located.

Turkish parliament adopted the so-called Syrian mandate in 2012. Under this mandate, Ankara is empowered to take any measures against terror and other threats against the country, repulse the threat that can come from terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria, protect the country's interests before and after the crisis, as well as, in the case of necessity, to involve the army in the military operations in other countries (Syria and Iraq).

The mandate envisages the possibility of presence of foreign troops on the country's territory and their use at the discretion of the Turkish government when needed.

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