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Turkish jets kill 29 PKK terrorists in northern Iraq

At least 29 PKK terrorists were 'neutralized' in Gara region, Turkish military says

10.09.2016
Turkish jets kill 29 PKK terrorists in northern Iraq

By Enes Kaplan

ANKARA

At least 29 PKK terrorists were killed in airstrikes carried out by Turkish jets in northern Iraq, the military announced Saturday.

The Turkish General Staff said in a statement that 29 PKK terrorists were "neutralized" in a security operation in northern Iraq's Gara region on Aug. 29.

Turkish jets have been carrying out airstrikes against PKK positions across the border in Iraq, since the group -- considered a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU -- resumed its 30-year armed campaign against the Turkish state in July last year.

Since then, PKK terrorist attacks martyred more than 600 security personnel and also claimed the lives of many civilians, including women and children, while more than 7,000 PKK terrorists were killed in army operations.​ 


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