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Turkish army shoots down bomb-laden PKK drone

PKK terrorists’ China-made bomb-laden drone was captured in Turkey’s Ağrı province

Editor / Internet Yeni Şafak

The Turkish Armed Forces on Saturday shot down a bomb-laden drone belonging to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terrorist organization, as part of an ongoing counterterrorism operation launched in the Tendürek Mountain located in Turkey’s eastern province of Ağrı.

A separate motor to pull the pin out of the grenade was discovered on the device that was disarmed by the Turkish forces.

The drone was a Chinese-made device, with a camera and capable of carrying rifle grenades, mortar shells and hand grenades, which could be controlled from a 300-meter range.

The Daesh terrorist organization had used this weapon against the Turkish army in the Euphrates Shield Operation in Syria.

Counterterrorism operations launched to neutralize PKK terrorists in the eastern Ağrı and Van provinces are ongoing. Air and land operations are being conducted to neutralize the terrorists.

The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the European Union and the United States. The PKK has been conducting armed violence in the southeastern part of Turkey since 1984. More than 40,000 people, mostly civilians, have been killed in the three-decade long conflict.

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