Five Turkish troops killed in clashes in Kurdistan Region of Iraq
Five Turkish troops were killed in clashes in the ongoing military campaign of the Turkish Army in Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), Turkish state news agency AA reported on Monday.
The fatalities were identified as sergeant Remzi Nisan and guards Bulent Vermez, Kemal Imece, Avdi Demir and Veysi Sebik.
The Turkish Army launched its latest campaign in the region, "Operation Claw-Lock," in mid April with war planes, armed drones, helicopters and large numbers of troops.
While Turkish authorities say that the campaign targets the fighters of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, many civilian casualties have been reported in the process.
A report by an international NGO documented five civilian deaths and 15 injuries resulting from Turkish attacks, in one month between 21 May and 21 June.
More recently, nine civilians were killed And 23 injured in an artillery attack on 20 July in Duhok, which according to the Iraqi government officials was carried out by Turkish forces.