Turkish security forces killed more than ten PKK terrorists, including high-ranking group figures, in an operation on Wednesday in Lice district of southeastern Diyarbakır province.
Security sources told the official Anadolu Agency (AA) that the group of terrorists killed in the operation included high-ranking field operative Ekrem Güney, who was using the codename "Azar Siser," and his aide Ahmet Talva, codenamed "Çektar."
Both terrorists were sought by the Ministry of Interior and they were included in the "most wanted" list. The terrorists were being sought as perpetrators of car bomb attacks against gendarmerie command complexes of southeastern Dicle and Hani districts, which killed two soldiers and injured more than 50 people, including civilians and family members of soldiers.
Güney was reported to have fought in YPG/PYD's ranks in northwestern town of Kobani in 2014.
Another terrorist killed in the operation was identified as PKK's women's military wing YJA Star's (Free Women's Units) high ranking executive Gülnaz Türk. Two bomb expert terrorists were also among the group.
A statement by the Diyarbakır Governorate said that the operation was launched to neutralize the terrorist group that was conducting the car bomb attacks, in addition to laying bombs and mines in the highway that connects Diyarbakır and Bingöl provinces, attacking civilians and security personnel, restricting the freedom of movement, kidnapping civilians and setting civilian vehicles on fire.
One machine gun, 10 long-barreled weapons, assault rifle, pistol and their ammunition, 14 grenades, night vision goggles, ballistic vest and helmet, a hand-radio to detonate explosives, two batteries, 43 detonators and 26 kilograms of cannabis were among the material seized from the terrorists.
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