Turkey deploys special forces against Kurdish fighters in Iraq: Ankara

A convoy of Turkish military vehicles passes through the northern Syrian Kurdish town of Tal Abyad on the border between Syria and Turkey on October 31, 2019. (AFP)

Turkey said on Wednesday it had deployed special forces in northern Iraq in an operation against Kurdish fighters, backed by air and artillery support.

“Operation Claw-Tiger has begun. Our special forces heroes are in Haftanin,” the defense ministry tweeted.

“Our commandos, who are supported by combat helicopters and drones, have been transported by our air force,” it said.

Last Update: Wednesday, 17 June 2020 KSA 06:55 - GMT 03:55