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The Turkish Ministry of defense announced a new anti-terrorist operation in Iraq. On Saturday, July 13, reports TASS.
“In the North of Iraq on 12 July, 22:00 (coincides with the Moscow — approx. “Of the tape.ru”), our special forces troops began a new operation “leg-2″ with support of artillery and air force,” — said in a communique of the defense Ministry.
It also notes that participation in the operation will ground military equipment, combat helicopters Т129 ATTACKS and drones. “Paw-2” aimed at the destruction of the hideouts of terrorists in the Iraqi Hacourt, added to the defense Ministry.
Previous ground and air anti-terrorist operation in Iraq, the Turkish army began in late may. It was carried out with the use of paratroopers under cover of attack helicopters.
The Turkish military contingent on the agreement with the government of Iraq was in the country in 2014. Instructors engaged in training Iraqi militia fighters. However, in December 2015 Ankara without coordination with Baghdad increased its group. The Iraqi government considered these actions a violation of sovereignty.
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