Turkish jets 'neutralize' 6 PKK terrorists in N. Iraq

Turkish jets 'neutralize' 6 PKK terrorists in N. Iraq

News Service Yeni Şafak

Turkish jets “neutralized” a total of six Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) terrorists in northern Iraq, the Turkish National Defense Ministry said on Friday.

The terrorists were "neutralized" in the Zap and Gara regions as part of airstrikes carried out in coordination with Operation Claw, the ministry said on Twitter.

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

The airstrikes also destroyed weapon emplacements, hideouts, shelters used by PKK terrorists, the ministry added.

On May 27, Turkey launched Operation Claw against the PKK in the Hakurk region of northern Iraq, which the terror group uses a base for attacks in Turkey.

In its more than 30-year terror 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 some 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants.


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