9 PKK terrorists killed in air-backed operation: Turkish army
Deaths follow security forces' attempts to clear barricades and defuse explosives in Sirnak's Idil district
Turkey’s military says nine PKK terrorists have been killed in the southeastern province of Sirnak’s Idil district.
According to military sources, the militants were “neutralized” in air-supported operation early on Wednesday.
Turkish security forces were trying to close ditches and defuse explosives in Idil following a curfew.
The number of dead may increase security sources added.
The PKK -- seen as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU -- resumed its 30-year armed campaign against the Turkish state in late July 2015.
Since then, more than 270 members of the security forces have been martyred and thousands of PKK terrorists killed in operations across Turkey and northern Iraq.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.