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Turkey 'neutralizes' 2 PKK terrorists in N.Iraq

Air-backed operation neutralizes terrorists in Zap region, says Turkish National Defense Ministry

Jeyhun Aliyev   | 23.01.2020
Turkey 'neutralizes' 2 PKK terrorists in N.Iraq

ANKARA

Turkish security forces neutralized two PKK terrorists in an air-backed operation in northern Iraq, country's National Defense Ministry said on Thursday.

The ministry said on Twitter the counter-terrorism operations will continue without letup.

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

Northern Iraq is a known base of the terrorist YPG/PKK, used by its members to plan cross-border terrorist attacks against 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 deaths of 40,000 people, including women, children and infants. The YPG is the PKK's Syrian offshoot.

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