38 PKK terrorists have been killed, over 100 suspects providing assistance for the terrorist organization have been detained in counter-terror operations in the past week, interior ministry said Monday.
According to a statement by the ministry, between May 8 and 15, Turkish security forces carried out a total of 483 anti-terror operations throughout the country.
A total of 118 PKK-linked suspects were detained, while 38 terrorists have been killed, 11 surrendered and three others were captured in the operations.
49 hideouts used by PKK terrorists in Bitlis, Diyarbakır, Mardin, Erzurum, Kahramanmaraş, Şırnak, Siirt and Bingöl provinces, as well as 50 improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and mines have been destroyed, the statement added.
Moreover, security forces confiscated over 2 tons of materials used in explosives-making, 60 hand grenades, 170 weapons and 132,297 ammunition.
The air force has been conducting regular airstrikes on PKK facilities in both northern Iraq and Turkey since July 2015, when the terror group resumed its decades-old armed campaign.
The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU.
Founded in 1978, the terrorist group resumed its decades-long armed campaign against the Turkish state in July 2015.
Since then, more than 1,200 people, including security force personnel and civilians, have lost their lives, while the terrorist group has lost some 10,000 militants, who were either killed or apprehended in anti-terror operations by the Turkish security forces.
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