A cave used by terrorists was identified within the scope of the operation successfully continuing in the Avashin-Basyan region in the north of Iraq. It was also determined that there was a hostage room separated by a steel door in the cave, which has 4 rooms and is considered to be large enough to accommodate 50 terrorists.
In the search made in the cave;
- 10 pieces of 81 and 100 mm mortar ammunition,
- 9 IEDs with compression mechanisms were seized.
While the detected cave was destroyed, the ammunition and IEDs found were also destroyed by our METI team.
A 4-room cave belonging to terrorists was detected during the operation successfully continuing in northern Iraq. Mortar ammunition and IEDs were seized in the cave, which also has a hostage room separated by a steel door.https://t.co/967DAIsyIq#MSB #TSK pic.twitter.com/ASqKG0RQVB
- Republic of Turkey Ministry of National Defense May 10, 2021