Turkey 'neutralizes' 11 PKK terrorists in northern Iraq

Air-backed anti-terror operations carried out in Metina region, says National Defense Ministry

Buket Guven   | 14.03.2020
Turkey 'neutralizes' 11 PKK terrorists in northern Iraq


Turkish security forces "neutralized" 11 PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, the National Defense Ministry announced on Saturday.

The terrorists were neutralized in Metina region in air-backed operations, the ministry said on Twitter.

It added that operations will continue without letup.

Turkish authorities often use the term "neutralized" to imply the terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured.

YPG/PKK terrorists often seek shelter in northern Iraq, just across the Turkish border, to plan terrorist attacks in Turkey.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and EU -- has been responsible for the deaths of nearly 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants.

* Writing by Burak Dag.

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