Turkish security forces “neutralized” seven PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, the National Defense Ministry said on Wednesday.
The terrorists were targeted in the Operation Claw-Lock zone, the ministry said on Twitter.
Turkish authorities use the term “neutralize” to imply the terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured.
Türkiye launched Operation Claw-Lock in April to target PKK terror organization's hideouts in Iraq’s northern Metina, Zap, and Avasin-Basyan regions.
It was preceded by Operations Claw-Tiger and Claw-Eagle, which were launched in 2020 to root out terrorists hiding 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 over 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants.
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