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Turkish jets neutralize 8 PKK terrorists in N. Iraq

PKK terrorists neutralized in airstrike in Hakurk region of northern Iraq, says Turkish National Defense Ministry

Muhammed Boztepe   | 16.02.2020
Turkish jets neutralize 8 PKK terrorists in N. Iraq

ANKARA

Turkish jets have neutralized eight PKK terrorists in an operation in northern Iraq, the country's National Defense Ministry announced on Sunday.

The terrorists were neutralized in the Hakurk region, with a senior member of the terror group among them, the ministry said on Twitter.

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

PKK terrorists often use northern Iraq to plan cross-border terrorist 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 over 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants.

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