Wednesday, February 14, 2018

PKK affiliated HPG forces attack Turk base in Iraqi Kurdistan...the side of the story we're not following!

The Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK)-affiliated People's Defense Forces (HPG) confirmed it carried out an attack on a Turkish military base in Zakho district northwest of Duhok on Tuesday (February 13).

HPG Press Center said in a statement on Wednesday that its fighters carried out “an extensive operation” against a Turkish military base at 8:40 a.m. on Tuesday in Gire Biye near Begova town in south of Zakho.

The HPG fighters conducted the attack from eight directions on the military base of the Turkish army, the statement added.

“Effective strikes left two tanks and two armored vehicles destroyed … According to information obtained by our side, 22 enemy soldiers were killed and more than 10 others were wounded in this action,” it added.

NRT reporter Ahmed Zakhoiy said PKK fighters attacked the Turkish military base in Gre Biye village in the sub-district of Batifa in Zakho on Tuesday.

Following the collapse of a two-year ceasefire in 2015, the Turkish military has regularly conducted air raids against PKK bases in the Qandil mountain area of Kurdistan as well as many other rural areas in the Region.
Story here. 

Hmm.  A multi vector attack with a time on target for guns to sing?  This isn't exactly complex (we need more details before we make that assessment) but it ain't little league either.

I think we can assumed some type of anti-tank missiles were involved in this and additionally we can assume some type of fire support was included (mortars, artillery or even rockets).

What I find even more interesting is that they didn't go for the jugular.  If the count is correct then this base was reeling.  Why didn't they finish them off? Perhaps they know the response time of supporting aircraft etc...?

But I digress.  This is the side of the story we're not following and has been allowed to be placed on the back burner.

We're looking at Turkey occupying portions of Syria but they've done the same with Iraq.  I've wondered if US troops would cross swords with their Turk counterparts in Syria but the more dangerous situation is what's going on in Iraq.  The Turks have come and it looks like they plan on staying.

The Iraqis won't put up with that nonsense.

Will the US assist them in expelling them which means pushing an attack against a SUPPOSED NATO member or will they sit back and watch the inevitable fight?

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