Two Turkish soldiers were killed and four others injured on Thursday, after clashes with PKK forces broke out in the Karah region of northern Iraq, the Turkish Defence Ministry said .
As a result of the clashes in the “Eagle’s Paw 2” area, where the Turkish army is carrying out a military operation within Iraqi territory, two soldiers were killed and four wounded, the ministry said in a statement.
The ministry said the wounded were taken to hospital, noting that specific targets in the area were bombed with airstrikes.
The PKK, which Ankara classifies as a terrorist organisation, has suffered heavy losses, the statement added.
The Turkish operations on Iraqi soil are taking place without permission from Baghdad, and are as such considered illegal military maneuvers.