Turkey neutralizes 3 PKK terrorists in northern Iraq
Operations neutralize terrorists in Gara region, according to Ministry of National Defense
The Turkish military neutralized three PKK terrorists in air-backed operations in northern Iraq, the Ministry of National Defense said on Monday.
The ministry said in a tweet that the terrorists neutralized in the Gara region were plotting an attack.
Turkish authorities often use the word "neutralized" in statements to imply terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured.
On May 27, Turkey launched Operation Claw against the PKK in the Hakurk region of northern Iraq, followed by its second and third phases in July and late August.
More than 400 PKK terrorists were “neutralized” in northern Iraq over the past four months, according to the ministry.
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 deaths of 40,000 people, including women, children and infants.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.