Monthly toll of terror attacks against Turkish security forces rises to 24
by Anadolu Agency
ISTANBULAug 08, 2015 - 12:00 am GMT+3
by Anadolu Agency
Aug 08, 2015 12:00 am
At least 24 Turkish security personnel have been killed across Turkey in suspected PKK terror organization's attacks since July 7, according to data compiled by state-run Anadolu Agency.
According to the data, at least 11 civilians, including an Iranian national were also killed in such attacks, while 101 people, including three Iranians were injured during the same period between July 7 and August 7.
The data does not include casualties from the recent suspected ISIS bombing in southeastern Suruç town that left at least 32 civilians dead.
During this period, more than 100 vehicles were also allegedly set ablaze by PKK.
Twelve PKK terrorists were killed in clashes within Turkey's borders, while two others were captured injured.
Meanwhile, Turkish Armed Forces have continued to target PKK's positions in and outside the country. In operations conducted until August 1, more than 260 suspected PKK militants, including alleged senior members were killed and over 400 other suspects were detained.
Turkish police have also launched nationwide operations against other outlawed organizations, including PKK, ISIS and the far-left Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C) as well as the Patriotic Revolutionist Youth Movement (YDG-H) portrayed as the youth branch of the PKK.
Since July 24, around 1,600 suspects were detained and 314 of those were arrested.
Turkish prisons have a total of 6,121 convicts and inmates accused of being members of terrorist organizations. There are 3,788 convicts and 783 prisoners from the PKK, whereas 195 convicts and 58 prisoners from PKK's umbrella organization, the KCK. There are also 213 convicts and 58 prisoners from the DHKP-C and 282 convicts and 63 prisoners from other left-wing terrorist groups.
Meanwhile, there are 295 convicts and 6 prisoners from mainly-defunct Kurdish Hizbullah terror organization, whereas 53 convicts and 19 prisoners from Al-Qaeda and 5 convicts and 62 prisoners from ISIS serve prison time in Turkey. There are also 105 convicts and 136 prisoners from other right-wing groups.