35 PKK terrorists killed in operations in Turkey's southeastern Hakkari province

Published 30.07.2016 00:00
Updated 30.07.2016 11:22
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Security forces killed 35 PKK terrorists on Saturday in operations launched against the terror organization in Turkey's southeastern Hakkari province, military sources said.

The terrorists were killed during airstrikes against three groups attempting to infiltrate into Beybuta Hill Military Base Region in Yüksekova district. 23 were killed in airstrikes, while 4 others were killed in ground operations.

Meanwhile, eight other terrorists were also killed in operations launched against the terrorists in Çukurca district.

On Friday, eight soldiers were killed and dozen others were injured after PKK terrorists opened fire on Turkish security forces in Hakkari province.

A group of PKK terrorists attacked the soldiers with long-barrelled weapons while the troops were conducting identity checks on the Çukurca-Hakkari Highway.

The PKK, listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S., and EU, resumed its 30-year armed campaign against the Turkish state in July 2015.

Since then, nearly 600 security personnel, including troops, police officers and village guards and more than 7,000 PKK terrorists have been killed in operations across Turkey and northern Iraq.

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