BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 P.M.) – Turkey’s new military operation in northern Iraq is allegedly meant to ‘block’ the U.S.’ support to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), the Yeni Safak publication reported.
Dubbed “Operation Claw”, Yeni Safak said a 2,500-strong force is looking to cut off the PKK from their alleged Syria supply line. Furthermore, the publication claimed the Turkish Army is planning to destroy their bases and arms depots in northern Iraq.
The Turkish military operation is looking to secure the Hakurk-Duhok-Zap line near the Syrian border, which has been allegedly used to supply the PKK with weapons, food, and medicine.
This operation was launched by the Turkish Armed Forces on Wednesday; it has so far targeted the Qandil Mountains of northern Iraq, which the PKK currently has a large presence in.
The U.S. maintains they do not provide support to the PKK, despite the Turkish regime’s accusations.