Turkish security forces seize 2 tons of explosives hidden by terrorists

Published 25.11.2019 22:50
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Turkey's Interior Ministry said on Monday that they have seized a large number of explosives in southeastern Şırnak province where three terrorists were also neutralized last week.

The ministry stated that 2 tons of explosives, 300 detonators, 700 meters of detonating wick, a Russian-made antitank mine, two suicide vests, a pistol and silencer, a large roll of cable and $1,000 were seized.

On Aug. 17, Turkey launched Operation Kiran in the country's southeast against the PKK-affiliated People's Protection Units (YPG) terrorists in Van, Hakkari, and Şırnak provinces. This was followed by the launch of Operation Kiran-2 on Aug. 27 in Mardin, Şırnak, and Batman provinces. Four more iterations of the operation followed, including Operation Kiran-6, launched on Nov. 13.

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, children, and infants.

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