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May 31 2021

Latest Updates on Northern Iraq, 31 May 2021 (Map Update)

On 28 May PKK forces engaged Turkish army in Metina area. PKK claims to kill and wound four Turkish soldiers. Later, Turkish artillery shelled the areas Haruri and Metian severely. PKK claims to destroy a Turkish IFV and ambush Turkish soldiers on Zandura hill in Metina area. PKK also said that six of their militants killed from 18 to 30 May in the conflicts. PKK accuses Turkey of using chemical weapon in Zap area. It is noteworthy that due to Turkish warplanes roads to Zap and Avashin areas the plants of the area caught fire. Since Turkish army’s assault to …

May 5 2021

Latest Updates on Northern Iraq, 5 May 2021 (Map Update)

PKK also claimed that the Turkish army had twice used banned chemical weapons in its attacks on northern Iraq. On May 4, the Turkish army heavily bombarded the area around the village of Kistah. As a result of these bombings, 15 families have been evacuated from Kistah village so far. The Turkish army has so far taken control of Mount Zanar, Mount Kistah and the surrounding areas, as well as the northern areas of Hiror. Clashes also continue in the Avashin area. According to field reports, the Turkish army has set up a military point in the northern mountains of …

May 4 2021

Latest Updates on north of Iraq, 4 May 2021

PKK media releasing a footage claimed that Turkish Army is attacked on Pramit height, Avashin area and after four Turkish troops killed, PKK forces plundered some of their light and heavy ammos, one night vision goggle and one communication system. PKK reported of 28 Turkish troops and one Turkish officer killed in different points of Khantur area. In a footage released by PKK, body of a Turkish soldier is shown. Two PKK troops kills confirmed. Turkish DM reported of discovering and destroying several safe havens and ammos of PKK. It is reported that 53 PKK militants were killed so far …

May 2 2021

Latest Updates on Northern Iraq (Map Update)

The Turkish army has launched a new operation since April 23, known as Operation Pence-Simsek (Thunder Claw) and Pence-Yildirim (Lightning Claw) against PKK militants in northern Iraq. The recent Turkish operation is the third Turkish military operation in northern Iraq in less than two months. According to the information provided by the Turkish media, 5,280 troops in the form of 352 operational teams are participating in this operation. No accurate details have been released so far on the Turkish army’s ground advances, but sporadic clashes continue in northern Iraq. Yesterday, PKK forces claimed to have attacked a Turkish military stronghold …