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94 terrorists 'neutralized' in Turkey over past week

6 soldiers also martyred during anti-terror operations in Turkey's east and southeast, military says

Fatma Bülbül   | 04.12.2016
94 terrorists 'neutralized' in Turkey over past week

Ankara

ANKARA 

More than 90 PKK terrorists have been neutralized in anti-terror operations in Turkey's eastern and southeastern provinces over the past week, according to the military.

The Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) said on Sunday that a total of 94 terrorists were killed in the provinces of Hakkari, Sirnak, Diyarbakir, Bingol, Tunceli, Mus, and Agri.

Turkish authorities often use the word "neutralized" in their statements to imply that the terrorist in question was either killed or captured.

Six soldiers were also martyred during the operations.

During the operations, a total of 53 PKK shelters and storage areas were destroyed in seven provinces.

The PKK – listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S., and EU – resumed its decades-old armed campaign in July 2015.

Since then, more than 300 civilians and nearly 800 security personnel have been martyred. Around 8,000 PKK terrorists have been killed or apprehended.


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