ANKARA, June 15 (Xinhua) -- Turkish jets killed 26 militants of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) as part of anti-terror operations in northern Iraq, the military said on Friday.
Turkish fighter jets on Tuesday had carried out airstrikes targeting the militants in Qandil region of northern Iraq, the Turkish General Staff said in a statement.
Turkey has launched anti-terror operations in Qandil and Sinjar regions, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday.
Following the Operation Olive Branch in Syria, Turkish forces continue their offensives against camps of PKK in northern Iraq, which is listed as a terrorist organization by Ankara.
The mountains, located nearly 40 km southeast of the Turkish border in Iraq's Erbil province, are being used as the headquarters for the PKK and its Iranian affiliate, the Kurdistan Free Life Party.
Turkey's Chief of General Staff Hulusi Akar vowed Thursday to continue the fight against all kinds of threats and terror organizations "in the country and beyond the borders until the last terrorist is destroyed."