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Turkey neutralizes 4 PKK terrorists in northern Iraq

Operation carried out in coordination between Turkish military, intelligence

Kemal Karadag   | 24.08.2019
Turkey neutralizes 4 PKK terrorists in northern Iraq

ANKARA

Turkish jets neutralized four PKK terrorists on Saturday in northern Iraq during an anti-terror operation, according to the country’s National Defense Ministry.

Four terrorists, two of them women, were neutralized in airstrikes in the Gara region in an operation coordinated between the Turkish Armed Forces and National Intelligence Service, the ministry said on Twitter.

Turkish authorities often use the term "neutralized" in statements to imply the 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 some 40,000 people, including women, children and infants.

PKK terrorists often use northern Iraq as a base to plan cross-border terrorist attacks on Turkey.

*Writing by Gozde Bayar

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