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PKK warns Turkey of major offensive
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Terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) has warned that it will wage an intense military operation against the Turkish military inside Turkey.

PKK Presidency Council has decided to change the group's defensive policy into aggressive approach and target Turkish military headquarters inside Turkey's soil, IRNA quoted PKK spokesman Ahmed Denis as telling < Al-Sumariya news on Wednesday.

He said the decision was made in reaction to Turkey's recent airstrikes against PKK's positions along Iraq's border.

The forces have been waging successive offensives against the bases of the terrorist group in Iraq since Wednesday, hours after the group killed 11 Turkish soldiers and a Turkish security guard in an ambush in Hakkari Province in southwestern Turkey.

Meanwhile, the Turkish military declared on Tuesday that at least 100 terror elements of the terrorist group have been killed and over 80 of them injured in a recent wave of airstrikes against their positions in northern Iraq.

The military has vowed to continue its offensives against the group both inside Turkey and across its border with Iraq's Kurdistan region.

The Kurdish group, which is recognized as a terrorist organization by much of the international community, has been fighting the central government in Turkey since 1984 in quest for a separate state in southwestern Turkey.

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