Turkish forces 'neutralize' 2 PKK terrorists in northern Iraq

14:24 . 9/06/2023 Friday
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Turkish security forces "neutralized" two PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, the National Defense Ministry said on Friday.

"2 PKK terrorists detected in the Operation Claw-Lock region were neutralized by our Air Force," the ministry said on Twitter.

"Our Turkish Armed Forces will continue operations with determination until the last terrorist is neutralized," it added.

Turkish authorities use the term "neutralize" to imply the terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured.

PKK terrorists have hideouts in northern Iraq, across the Turkish border, which they use to plot attacks on Türkiye.

Türkiye launched Operation Claw-Lock last year in April to target the terrorist group PKK's hideouts in the Metina, Zap and Avasin-Basyan regions of northern Iraq, located near the Turkish border.

It was preceded by two operations – Claw-Tiger and Claw-Eagle – launched in 2020 to root out terrorists hiding out in northern Iraq and plotting cross-border attacks in Türkiye.

In its more than 35-year terror campaign against Türkiye, the PKK – listed as a terrorist organization by Türkiye, the US and EU – has been responsible for the deaths of more than 40,000 people, including women, children and infants.

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