Turkish military kills 12 PKK terrorists in anti-terror operations in southeast

Published 08.04.2016 00:00
Updated 08.04.2016 14:31
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Turkish military has killed twelve PKK terrorists on Thursday during ongoing counter-terror operations in southeast Turkey.

Turkish General Staff said in a statement on Friday that seven terrorists were killed in Mardin province's Nusaybin district, bringing the total number of terrorists killed there to 192 since operations began.

In Şırnak province, two terrorists were killed, bringing the total number of terrorists killed in the province to 157 since operations began.

Turkish military also said three terrorists were killed in Hakkari province's Yüksekova district, making it 138 terrorists killed in the district since operations began.

Also, during the operations, many Kalashnikov rifles and grenades were seized. In addition, many improvised explosive devices were also disposed of.

Meanwhile, the Turkish military is also carrying out cross-border operations in Northern Iraq against PKK terrorist targets, destroying shelters and caves used by the terrorists.

More than 350 security personnel have been killed since the PKK, which is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU, resumed its 30-year armed campaign last July.

Turkish security forces have arrested hundreds of people with suspected links to Daesh, the PKK, and leftist groups, detaining over 1,300 people across the country, according to a recent statement released by the Prime Minister's Office.

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