PKK caves destroyed in Turkey's Operation Claw
Turkish Armed Forces continue purge of PKK terror group in northern Iraq
Caves and shelters used by PKK terror organization for producing improvised explosive devices (IED) were destroyed during Turkey's Operation Claw, the National Defense Ministry said on Sunday.
"The caves and shelters which were found to be used by the PKK terrorist organization as an IED production site were destroyed in the successful Operation Claw in Hakurk region of northern Iraq," the ministry said in the statement.
During the operation, a large amount of ammunition, weapons and explosives were also seized.
A total of 43 PKK terrorists have been neutralized since May 27 in Operation Claw which was launched by Turkish Armed Forces against the PKK terror group in northern Iraq.
Authorities often use the word “neutralized" in statements to imply terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured.
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.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.