Turkish airstrikes kill 3 PKK terrorists in Hakkari

DAILY SABAH
ISTANBUL
Published 26.06.2016 10:38
Updated 26.06.2016 12:38
Turkish Air Force fighter planes land at İncirlik Air Base, on the outskirts of the city of Adana, southern Turkey, July 30, 2015. (AP Photo)
Turkish Air Force fighter planes land at İncirlik Air Base, on the outskirts of the city of Adana, southern Turkey, July 30, 2015. (AP Photo)

At least three PKK terrorists were killed in airstrikes carried out by Turkish jets in southeastern Hakkari province on Saturday.

Airstrikes hit two PKK targets in Şemdinli district, Hakkari province between 9.02 p.m and 9.31 p.m., military sources said.

Meanwhile, two soldiers succumbed to their injuries on Sunday after being shot during an anti-terrorist operation against the PKK group in southeastern Turkey, the military said.

The Turkish General Staff said in a statement that the soldiers were severely wounded during an armed attack by "separatist terrorist organization members" in the Lice district of southeastern Diyarbakır province. The soldiers later died in a hospital at 9.45 local time (0645GMT).

In a separate incident, Turkish military forces pounded five Daesh targets in Syria on Saturday in a joint operation with the U.S.-led coalition air forces. The group was reportedly preparing to attack Turkey from northern Syria, the sources added.

Both the PKK and Daesh are listed as terrorist organizations by Turkey. Ankara has made clear its determined stance against both of the organizations, vowing to continue operations against them until all threats of terror are eradicated.

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