Weapons, ammunition belonging to PKK seized in Turkey

2 AK-47 rifles, 7.62 mm cartridges confiscated during counter-terrorism operation in eastern Van province

Emre Ilikan   | 07.07.2020
Weapons, ammunition belonging to PKK seized in Turkey

VAN, Turkey 

Turkish forces have seized weapons and ammunition belonging to the PKK terror group in the eastern Van province, the local governor's office said Tuesday.

An anti-terror operation was launched in a rural area of the Baskale district to locate stockpiles and hideouts of the terror group.

Two Ak-47 rifles and some 7.62 mm cartridges were confiscated during the operation.

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

* Writing by Seda Sevencan in Ankara

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