6 PKK terrorists killed in airstrikes in eastern Turkey

Published 05.04.2017 13:17
Updated 05.04.2017 21:24
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A total of six PKK terrorists have been killed in airstrikes in the rural areas of eastern Bitlis province, the Turkish Armed Forces said on Wednesday.

The airstrikes were carried out Tuesday upon receiving intelligence information, and targeted shelters and weapon pits belonging to the terrorist organization.

Founded in 1978, the PKK has waged a decades long bloody campaign against Turkey.

The PKK - listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S., and the EU - resumed its armed campaign in July 2015 after a brief reconciliation period.

Since then, the PKK has been responsible for the deaths of some 1,200 security personnel and civilians, including women and children, while more than 4,000 security personnel and over 2,000 civilians have been injured.

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