PKK weapon arsenals destroyed in anti-terror operations in eastern Turkey

DAILY SABAH
ISTANBUL
Published 29.05.2017 22:04
Updated 29.05.2017 23:22
PKK weapon arsenals destroyed in anti-terror operations in eastern Turkey

Two major weapon arsenals used by PKK terrorists have been destroyed by ongoing anti-terror operations in eastern Turkey.

According to military sources, Turkish warplanes took off late Monday upon a tip-off and destroyed two weapon emplacements used by the terror group in the eastern province of Hakkari.

The sources added that an ammunition depot and a device used for communication was also destroyed.

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

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

Since that time, 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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