Turkish military says struck PKK targets in Iraq's Sinjar and northeast Syria

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Turkey carried out "dozens of simultaneous air strikes" on YPG positions in Hasakeh province overnight, confirming that a media centre was hit.

Turkey launched the operation in August to fight the Islamic State group and to keep the YPG in check.

Turkish air strikes targeting local armed groups in northern Iraq killed six members of Kurdish security forces in an apparent accident on Tuesday, a senior official said.

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Although Turkey regularly carries out air strikes against what it says are PKK targets in northern Iraq, this was the first time it has struck the Sinjar region.

The Turkish military said the aim of the strikes was to prevent the PKK from sending weapons and explosives for attacks inside Turkey.

"To destroy these terror hubs which threaten the security, unity and integrity of our country and our nation and as part of our rights based on worldwide law, air strikes have been carried out.and terrorist targets have been struck with success", the Turkish army said in a statement.

Zardasht Shingali, a spokesman for the YBS, said the strikes lasted three hours and hit five of his group's positions in the area. "Coalition forces must not remain silent against this", he said.

PKK is designated a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and the European Union.

Syria's war has killed more than 320,000 people since it began with protests in 2011 that were violently repressed by the government of President Bashar al-Assad.

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