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Turkish forces seize large amount of ammunition

20 suspects taken into custody in anti-PKK operation

Hasan Namli   | 09.12.2019
Turkish forces seize large amount of ammunition

DIYARBAKIR

Turkish security forces on Monday seized a large amount of explosives, weapons and ammunition in an operation against the PKK/KCK terrorist organization, officials said.

A drone-backed operation in Baglar, Cinar and Kayapinar districts of southeastern Diyarbakir province was carried out, the public prosecutor's office said.

As a result, 73.37 kilograms (161 pounds) of plastic explosives, 10 long-barreled guns, rocket launchers and two hand grenades were seized from a house. At least 20 suspects were detained with police on the lookout for two suspects at large.

During a coordinated operation in southeastern Adiyaman province, 24.595 kilograms (54 pounds) of plastic explosives were also seized.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the European Union -- has been responsible for the deaths of 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants. The YPG is the Syrian offshoot of the PKK.


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