Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that Turkish forces began a counterterrorism operation in Iraq's Qandil and Sinjar regions, Anadolu Agency reported June 11.

Drawing parallels to Afrin, Erdogan said that the goal of the operation is to eliminate the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) from Qandil to guarantee the region is no longer a source of terrorism for Turkey.

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