ANKARA, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- The Turkish Air Force conducted an airstrike in northern Iraq on Tuesday, killing at least four PKK militants, a statement released by General Staff said.
According to the statement, weapon emplacements, hideouts and ammunition depots belonging to the out-lawed organziation have been destroyed in the airstrike.
Before the operation, Turkish army had received intelligence that the PKK militants, located in northern Iraqi regions of Avasin-Basyan, were planning to carry out attacks, according to local media report.
The PKK, listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and the EU, resumed its armed campaign against the Turkish government in July 2015.
Since then, some 1,200 Turkish security personnel and civilians were killed in PKK attacks, while more than 7,000 PKK members were killed during government operations across Turkey and northern Iraq.