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Turkish forces kill 270 PKK terrorists in June

23 soldiers martyred and 48 injured in counter-terrorism operations last month

Anadolu Agency

Turkish security forces killed 270 PKK terrorists in nationwide counter-terrorism operations in June, according to official data compiled by Anadolu Agency.

During air and ground operations, 23 security personnel were martyred and 48 are currently seeking treatment for injuries they received while on duty.

Security forces arrested 111 terror suspects during the operations. Meanwhile, 118 PKK shelters were destroyed in the southeastern Hakkari, Sirnak, Mardin, Diyarbakir and Siirt provinces.

Weapons including an anti-tank missile, machine guns, sniper rifles, shotguns and hand grenades were also seized by security forces.

More than 1,200 people, including security personnel and civilians, have lost their lives since the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S., and EU -- resumed its decades-long armed campaign in July 2015.

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