After 13 bodies were found in Iraq, on February 14, the Turkish authorities revealed that one of these bodies belonged to an Iraqi citizen, according to Anadolu Agency..
The Turkish state of Malatya clarified in a statement that it had previously announced the identity of 12 Turkish citizens who were killed on February 10 in the Gara region in northern Iraq, and it was not possible to identify at that time the identity of the thirteenth body, “adding that the identification work of that body continued, and it was found It belongs to the Iraqi citizen, Gutiar Mohsen Hussein, indicating that the families of the Iraqi citizen came and received his body and took it to be buried in his country..
It is noteworthy that the Turkish Defense Minister, Hulusi Akar, had indicated that Turkish soldiers had found 13 bodies in a cave that was controlled in the “Qarah” region in northern Iraq..
Since the tenth of February, Ankara has launched an operation in “Qarah” against the PKK, which it classifies as a “terrorist”. The party acknowledged the killing of a group of prisoners, but denied Ankara’s account, which said that they were executed by firing squad, claiming that they were “killed by blows.” Turkish air. “
It is reported that there was conflicting information about the identity of the dead. While initial reports were reported that the dead were civilians, the PKK said that the dead were a group of Turkish soldiers who were in their custody, while Ankara stated that most of them were police officers who were kidnapped by the PKK in 2015 and 2016..
Source: Al-Hurra + Major General
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