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Turkey neutralizes 5 PKK terrorists in northern Iraq

Terrorists neutralized in air-backed operation in Metina region, says Defense Ministry

Erdogan Cagatay Zontur   | 29.08.2020
Turkey neutralizes 5 PKK terrorists in northern Iraq

ANKARA 

Turkish security forces neutralized five more PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, the country’s Defense Ministry said on Saturday.

The terrorists were neutralized in an air-backed operation in the Metina region, the ministry said in a tweet.

Turkish authorities use the term “neutralize” 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 US, and the EU – has been responsible for the deaths of 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants.

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