Reports have emerged that Iraqi Kurds have shot down a helicopter, which they say was used in airstrikes against them. Turkish officials have made no comment, but a source confirmed to RT that the incident did take place.
Previously Ankara acknowledged conducting airstrikes on alleged PKK targets in Iraq. Turkish military is also targeting Kurds inside the country and shelling Kurdish militias in northern Syria.
One sortie apparently got wrong for a Turkish assault helicopter as Iraqi Kurdish militia claim they got the aircraft down.
Kani Xulam, from the American Kurdish Information Network, told RT that official Ankara would refrain from reporting any losses in operations against the Kurds, striving to portray the Turkish military as “invincible an power that cannot been beaten.”
The Turkish authorities are aiming to make the Kurds submit to them and “come down on their knees,” he said.
Xulam said “scores of Turkish soldiers” were taken prisoner by the Kurds with the Turkish government never acknowledging such facts.
In the case of the allegedly downed helicopter, there is no reference about the incident in Turkish media, yet the story is now emerging in Kurdish media, Xulam said.