14 PKK terrorists killed after air-backed operation in Tunceli

Published 11.11.2016 00:00
Updated 12.11.2016 12:46

Security forces early Friday found the 14 dead bodies of PKK terrorists in Turkey's eastern Tunceli province, a security source said, following an air-backed operation.

According to the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media, the dead bodies, five of whom were women, were found in a search for bodies after the operation.

Turkish forces also seized a large number of weapons, ammunition, and supplies after the operation, the source added.

The PKK, which is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and EU, resumed its decades-old armed campaign in July 2015.

Since then, PKK terrorists have killed nearly 800 members of security forces and claimed the lives of over 310 civilians including women and children while more than 10,000 PKK terrorists have been killed or apprehended in army operations.

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