Turkish forces “neutralized” two more PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, the National Defense Ministry said on Thursday.
The terrorists were neutralized in actions taken during operations Pence-Simsek and Pence-Yildirim, the ministry said on Twitter.
“Let’s keep neutralizing the terrorists in their lairs! … Our operations continue with determination,” the statement said.
Turkish authorities use the word “neutralize” to imply the terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured.
Turkey launched the Pence-Simsek and Pence-Yildirim operations on April 23 in northern Iraq’s Metina and Avasin-Basyan regions.
The PKK terror group often hides out in northern Iraq, just across Turkey's southern border, to plot terror attacks in Turkey.
In its more than 35-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK – listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US, and the EU – has been responsible for the deaths of at least 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants.