7 PKK terrorists ‘neutralized’ in N. Iraq, SE Turkey

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ANKARA

Seven PKK terrorists were “neutralized” during air operations over the last two days in northern Iraq and southeastern Turkey, the Turkish army said on Tuesday.

Turkish authorities often use the word “neutralized” in their statements to imply that the terrorists in question were either killed or captured.

Turkish jets hit terror targets in the southeastern Turkish province of Sirnak as well as in Zap and Hakurk regions of northern Iraq, the General Staff said.

Four shelters used by PKK terrorists were destroyed.

The PKK — listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU — waged a terror campaign against Turkey for more than 30 years and has been responsible for the death of nearly 40,000 people.

More than 1,200 Turkish security personnel and civilians, including a number of women and children, have been killed since July 2015 alone when the group resumed its armed campaign against the country.

Reporting by Sarp Ozer:Writing by Cansu Dikme






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