7 PKK terrorists killed, 2 arsenals destroyed in Turkish anti-terror operation in Iraq

DAILY SABAH
ISTANBUL
Published 23.08.2017 22:34
Updated 23.08.2017 23:50
7 PKK terrorists killed, 2 arsenals destroyed in Turkish anti-terror operation in Iraq

Turkish warplanes launched an anti-terror operation against PKK targets in northern Iraq's Hakurk region late Wednesday, leaving seven terrorists dead and destroying two weapons arsenals.

The Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) said in a statement that the operation targeted a DShK heavy machine gun emplacement and an ammunition dump used by the terrorist organization.

The warplanes returned to their bases in safety, military sources added.

Listed as a terrorist organization by the U.S. and the EU, the PKK resumed its armed campaign against the Turkish state in July 2015, unilaterally violating the cease-fire.

Since then, over 600 security personnel, including troops, police officers and village guards, have died in PKK attacks and more than 7,000 terrorists have been killed during operations across Turkey and northern Iraq, according to the military.

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