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31 PKK terrorists killed in SE Turkey

The terrorists are killed in the Mardin, Sirnak, and Hakkari provinces

Fatjon Prronı   | 18.04.2016
31 PKK terrorists killed in SE Turkey

Ankara

ANKARA

A total of 31 PKK terrorists were killed on Sunday during Turkish security forces' anti-terror operations in southeastern provinces of Mardin, Sirnak, and Hakkari.

In a statement on Monday, the Turkish General Staff said 18 PKK terrorists, including two PKK heads, were killed in Nusaybin district of Mardin, while six others were also killed in various parts of the district.

A total of 267 terrorists have been killed in the district so far.

In Sirnak province, three PKK terrorists were killed on Sunday, bringing the total number of terrorists killed in the province to 215.

In another operation in Yuksekova district of Hakkari, Turkish security forces killed four PKK terrorists. In total, 183 terrorists have been killed so far.

Several weapons were also seized during the operations, the statement added.

The PKK – also seen as a terrorist organization by the U.S. and the EU – resumed its 30-year armed campaign against the Turkish state in July 2015. 

Since then, over 350 members of the security forces have been martyred and thousands of PKK terrorists killed in operations across Turkey and northern Iraq.

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