Middle East Eye

Turkish military and intelligence forces have killed the alleged plotters behind the assassination of diplomat Osman Kose, who was shot dead in a restaurant in Iraq’s Erbil last week, an official has confirmed to Middle East Eye.

Intelligence officials have been tracking the perpetrators since the assassination that took place on 17 July, said the Turkish source, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

“The first operation against one of the plotters was conducted a day after on a road in the Duhok countryside,” the official added.

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