ANKARA, June 6 (Xinhua) -- Turkish warplanes on early Monday conducted air operations against Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) targets in northern Iraq, Dogan News Agency reported.
The Turkish jets hit the PKK positions in the Gara region of northern Iraq, according to the report.
A total of 1,000 PKK militants were killed in operations in Turkey's southeastern provinces of Mardin and Sirnak, which started on March 14 and ended on Friday, the Turkish General Staff said on Monday.
The anti-PKK operations by Turkish security forces are still ongoing in Diyarbakir, Tunceli and some other southeastern Turkish provinces.
Following the collapse of a de-facto cease-fire last July, the PKK resumed attacks on Turkish security forces particularly in the country's Kurdish southeast.
Over 500 members of the security forces have since lost their lives, while over 4,000 PKK militants were killed, according to official statements.