March 2016 Turkish incursion into northern Iraq

Operation of the Turkish Air Forces
March 2016 Turkish incursion into northern Iraq
Part of the Kurdish–Turkish conflict and the War in Iraq (2013–2017)
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DateMarch 18–19, 2016
Location
northern Iraq
Result Turkish victory
Belligerents
 Turkey Flag of Kurdistan Workers' Party.svg PKK
Commanders and leaders
Turkey Hulusi Akar
Turkey Abidin Ünal
Flag of Kurdistan Workers' Party.svg Murat Karayılan
Flag of Kurdistan Workers' Party.svg Cemil Bayık
Flag of Kurdistan Workers' Party.svg Bahoz Erdal
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March 18: 20 war planes
March 19: 10 war planes
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The March 2016 Turkish incursion into northern Iraq, by the Turkish Air Forces, began on 18 March 2016, when the Turkish Military bombed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) targets in northern Iraq in response to the February 2016 and March 2016 bombings in the Turkish capital city of Ankara.[1][2]

Timeline

March 18

Operation on 18 March 2016 started at 20:40 with 20 airplanes targeting ammunition dumps and shelters owned by PKK around Great Zab. The operation was successful and Turkish Armed Forces stated that all targets were destroyed until 22:00.[3]

March 19

Operation on 19 March 2016 started at 06:50 with 10 airplanes against a large group of exposed militias and several pillboxes owned by PKK in Hakurk. Turkish Armed Forces claimed operation was successful and stated that all targets were destroyed by 07:40.[4]

References

  1. ^ ANKARA, Uğur ERGAN /. "Kuzey Irak'a 30 uçakla çifte harekat". www.hurriyet.com.tr (in Turkish). Retrieved 2020-10-16.
  2. ^ "TSK'dan flaş açıklama: Kuzey Irak'a hava operasyonu". Milliyet (in Turkish). Retrieved 2020-10-16.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "TSK'dan Kuzey Irak'a 30 uçakla iki hava harekatı". Sabah (in Turkish). Retrieved 2020-10-16.
  4. ^ "30 Uçakla Çifte Harekat Haberi ve Son Dakika Haberler Mynet". 2016-03-20. Archived from the original on 2016-03-20. Retrieved 2020-10-16.
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