Russia-Turkey rift temporary, Moscow official says
EU min.: We owe people to end visa requirement
Iraq trusts Turkey during operations in Mosul, says VP
More Turkish women consider writing code as career
Son Dakika:
13:50:26 The love and compassion that is shown to the Youth 13:46:03 TB takes deep economic toll on Africa 13:44:31 7 Iranians charged in US with cyber, infrastructure attacks 13:41:44 Turkish runner sues IAAF over 'failures' in dope test 13:39:43 Ugandan Muslims condemn hostility to Islamic banking 13:37:59 Hamas, Fatah delegations to meet in Qatar 13:36:15 Turkey slams Greek Cyprus over new hydrocarbon bid 13:33:54 British government's lawmakers in rebellious mood 13:31:02 In Russia, ranks of the poor swelling 13:22:48 EU min.: We owe people to end visa requirement 13:19:50 22 Turkmen being treated in Ankara after chemical attack 13:17:00 Hundreds flee Iraq's Mosul amid anti-Daesh army assault 13:15:02 Assad regime forces retake Daesh-held Palmyra 13:12:01 China congratulates new leader of Taiwan nationalists 12:54:21 More Turkish women consider writing code as career

Stray projectile martyrs Turkish soldier in northern Iraq

Sun 27, March 2016 Kategori Turkey

One Turkish soldier was martyred and another wounded by a stray projectile in northern Iraq, the Turkish General Staff said on Saturday.

The incident came during a gun battle between Daesh terrorists and Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga forces on Saturday around the Gedu military base located in northern Iraq.

"Due to projectiles that fell on the base, our hero fellow soldier has been martyred and one hero fellow soldier was slightly injured," said the statement.

The army said the injured soldier was taking medical treatment at a state hospital in the southeastern Turkish province of Sirnak.Hours later, the General Staff said in another statement that the anti-Daesh international coalition led by the U.S. targeted Daesh positions in the northern part of Iraq.

"Four terrorist Daesh positions in the north of Iraq have been hit by warplanes of the [international] coalition," said the army.

"Right after, four additional targets were intensively shelled by Turkish Armed Forces planes; the targets were destroyed," the statement read.

'Engagement rules'

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu confirmed the Turkish warplanes targeted the Daesh position in Iraq in line with engagement rules in the aftermath of the incident.

"At the end of the assessment, we made with the General Staff chief, all positions that caused the martyrdom of our lieutenant were destroyed with the intervention of our air forces," Davutoglu told journalists at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul ahead of his departure for a two-day visit in Jordan.

Davutoglu said another air campaign was carried out with the participation of coalition warplanes, adding that Turkey had revealed its strong will and power in the wake of any attack that targeted its military presence abroad.

In his remarks, the prime minister defended Turkey's presence in Iraq, which he called "support for Iraqi brothers", and said this presence aimed at meeting the security needs of the Iraqi government.

Son Guncelleme: -/-
  • Ziyaret: 8652
  • (Suanki Oy 0.0/5 Yildiz) Toplam Oy: 0
  • 0 0