Impressive video shows Turkish air strike on PKK ammunition depot in Northern Iraq as seen from a Gozcu UAV

Drone provides an interesting point of view on air strike on PKK ammunition depot in northern Iraq.

The video below was filmed on Sept. 11, during Turkish Air Force air strikes on Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) targets in Northern Iraq.

60 PKK terrorists were killed in the raids against 64 targets in area which involved 21 aircraft (F-16s and F-4 2020). Among the targets hit by the Turkish strikes even a large ammunition depot where secondary explosions lasted for 2 hours.

Here’s the video filmed by a Gozcu (Heron 1) UAV.

The TuAF launched Operation Martyr Yalcin in the early morning on Jul. 24, a day after Islamic State militants attacked a Turkish border patrol in the town of Elbeyli in Kilis Province, killing one soldier and injuring two others. The operation was named after the Turkish soldier killed in the initial attack, Yalçın Nane.

H/T to Arda Mevlutoglu for the heads-up


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  1. It’s shameful a NATO member is attacking those actually on the ground who are fighting IS/Daesh. No wonder Russia is (apparently) increasing its presence in the area.

    • you got the point… here is the real reason why they are bombing the PKK in Syria: he lost the elections, he need an enemy to consolidate the right wing and the nationalists…

  2. Instead of pounding the PKK, the turks should concentrate on bombing Islamic State. They have been suspiciously absent from that. They are a far more dangerous than the PKK.

    • Ahem, Turkey and ISIS are practically allies…
      And right now in Turkey, two political parties parties inside the parliament are at war.

  3. PYD YPG PKK are fighting with Assad against ISIL, and they bomb them. Good Job President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

  4. So sad to see how once progressist Turkey, pioneer of laicity (and IIRC first country to allow women to vote) has veered away toward obscurantist Islamism. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is as bad for Turkey as Mustafa Kemal Atatürk was good for it.
    And our western coalition is covering it up with hypocrisy for diplomatic compromises.
    What a shame…

    • It’s about priorities bud. What began the fighting was the constant violation of the ceasefire by pkk that eas when all the stars were perfectly alligned for pkk to be taken of the terror list and might have had an historic opportynity to end the fighting and that would have also changed the political landscape for them within Turkey as well. But the idiots made a huge mistake by killing two police officers in suruc. It was a huge strategic mistake and it was the final straw that broke the camels back. At the moment the biggest threat to Turkeys soverignty is the pkk because their fighters have infultrated parts of south east Turkey so much where they are trying to actively create a civil war. Thats a big cause of concern for the security of its’ citizens.

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