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Turkey: PKK shelters, hideouts in N. Iraq destroyed

Turkish troops carry out anti-terror operations in Hakurk region in Iraq's north

Faruk Zorlu   | 22.02.2019
Turkey: PKK shelters, hideouts in N. Iraq destroyed

By Baris Gundogan

ANKARA

The Turkish Armed Forces have destroyed caves, shelters, and hideouts used by the terrorist PKK group in northern Iraq, the Defense Ministry announced Friday.

In a statement, the ministry said that Turkish commandos carried out anti-terror operations at 15 different spots in the Hakurk region of northern Iraq.

During the operations, the Turkish forces also impounded anti-aircraft gun, two RPG-7 rocket launchers, two tons of diesel fuel and a large quantity of clothing and food.

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 nearly 40,000 people, including women and children.

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