August 11, 2020

Turkish drone kills 2 Iraqi officers in Kurdish region: army

Baghdad (AFP) – Two high-ranking Iraqi officers were killed Tuesday in what the army said was a “blatant Turkish drone attack” in the autonomous Kurdish region, where Ankara has for weeks been raiding militant positions.The strike killed two border guard battalion commanders and the driver of their vehicle, the army said in a statement.It is the first time members of the regular Iraqi forces have been killed since Turkey launched a cross-border ground and air operation in mid-June againstĀ Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) rebels in the mountainous terrain of northern Iraq.Iraq has already summone…


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