Ankara preparing to launch new operation against outlawed PKK in Sinjar region of northern Iraq.
Turkey is planning in the next weeks to launch a new cross border military incursion to oust the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party from the Sinjar region of northern Iraq. The information was not immediately confirmed by Turkish officials but President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has over the last days indicated an operation in northern Iraq could be in the offing.
The aim of the operation would be to cut off any contact between Sinjar and the Qandil mountain area in Iraq to the further north, where the PKK has its main rear bases.
Erdogan this week said Euphrates Shield was only a “first stage” and new military operations were being planned, including for Sinjar.