Rebels of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) has released footage of the unidentified-type unmanned aerial vehicle of the Turkish army downed on July 17.
Rebels reported that they hit Turkish unmanned aerial vehicles operating over Martyr Rüstem area in Zap region with heavy weapons on July 17. One UAV was downed and one predator was damaged in the action.
In late July 2015, the third phase of the Kurdish–Turkish conflict between various Kurdish insurgent groups and the Turkish government erupted following a failed two-and-a-half-year-long peace process, aimed at resolving the long-running conflict.
Turkish authorities deny this information.