3 terrorists 'neutralized' in southeastern Turkey
Terrorists targeted as part of anti-terror operation Yildirim-2 Cilo in Hakkari province
Security forces "neutralized" at least three terrorists in southeastern Turkey, the Interior Ministry said on Tuesday.
As part of Operation Yildirim-2 Cilo, the terrorists were targeted in an air-backed operation by the local gendarmerie command and village guards in the Hakkari province, it said.
Turkish authorities often use the word "neutralize" to imply the terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured.
The terrorists' affiliation was not mentioned, but the terrorist PKK has been active in the region.
This summer, Turkey has launched a series of security operations to neutralize terrorists believed to be hiding out in the country's east and southeast.
In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK – listed as a terrorist group by Turkey, the US and EU – has been responsible for the deaths of nearly 40,000 people, including women, children and infants.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.