Turkish army ‘neutralizes’ 8 PKK terrorists in N. Iraq
Counter-terrorist air operation carried out in northern Iraq's Avasin-Basyan, Metina, Zap regions, says General Staff
By Baris Gundogan
At least eight PKK terrorists were “neutralized” in an airstrike in northern Iraq, the Turkish army said on Friday.
Turkish authorities often use the word "neutralized" in statements to imply the terrorists in question either surrendered, were killed or captured.
In a statement, Turkish General Staff said the operation was conducted in Iraq's Avasin-Basyan, Metina and Zap regions.
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 40,000 people, including women and children.