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Turkey: '771 PKK militants killed' since late July

According to security-force data, at least 771 suspected PKK militants have been killed in Turkey and Iraq since July 22

21.08.2015
Turkey: '771 PKK militants killed' since late July

ANKARA

 At least 771 suspected Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants have been killed in operations carried out by Turkey’s security forces between July 22 and August 20, figures compiled by Anadolu Agency reveal.

The data were obtained from various security sources, including Turkish General Staff official statements plus police and gendarmerie sources.

Out of the 771 killed, 430 died in airstrikes in northern Iraq, including the Qandil Mountain.

Also, more than 450 PKK members have been injured in various operations against the group.

A total of 260 militants were killed inside Turkey and more than 250 others were wounded, security forces numbers claim.

The sources added that a total of 18 militants were killed Thursday in Karacali, located in Turkey's southeastern Sirnak province along the border with Iraq.

The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and EU.

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