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At least 6 PKK terrorists neutralized in northern Iraq

Turkish Defense Ministry says 28 terrorists neutralized in northern Iraq since beginning of Operation Claw on May 27

Gozde Bayar   | 03.06.2019
At least 6 PKK terrorists neutralized in northern Iraq

ANKARA 

Turkish security forces neutralized a PKK terrorist in northern Iraq as part of Operation Claw, Turkish Defense Ministry said on Monday.

Authorities often use “neutralized" in statements to imply terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured.

So far 28 terrorists have been neutralized in Hakurk region since the operation began against the PKK terror group on May 27, the ministry said on Twitter.

Separately, Turkish airstrikes neutralized at least five PKK terrorists in the Zap region of northern Iraq.

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 many women and children.


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