Turkey ‘neutralizes’ 5 PKK terrorists in northern Iraq
Joint anti-terror operation of intelligence units, air force targets PKK terrorists in Gara region
Turkey’s National Defense Ministry on Saturday said five terrorists were neutralized in northern Iraq in a joint operation by the air force and intelligence units.
The ministry said in a Twitter statement that PKK terrorists were located in the Gara region of northern Iraq and were neutralized by airstrikes, adding Turkey will continue its resolute and effective fight against terrorism.
Turkish authorities use the word “neutralize” to imply the terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured.
In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US, and EU -- has been responsible for the deaths of some 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants. YPG is its Syrian branch.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.