Turkish forces 'neutralize' five terrorists in N Iraq

Counter-terrorist air operation carried out in northern Iraq's Hakurk region, says Turkish General Staff

News Service Anadolu Agency

At least five PKK terrorists were “neutralized” during anti-terror operations in northern Iraq on Friday, according to the Turkish military.

The airstrikes were carried out in the Hakurk region as part of cross-border counter-terrorism operations, the Turkish General Staff said on its official Twitter account.

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

In its more than 30-year terrorist campaign against Turkey, the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU -- has been responsible for the deaths of nearly 40,000 people.


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