10 PKK terrorists planning attacks killed in southeastern Turkey

Published 17.09.2017 17:41
10 PKK terrorists planning attacks killed in southeastern Turkey

The Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) killed 10 PKK terrorists in air raids in southeastern Turkey Sunday.

According to the General Staff statement, seven terrorists planning attacks were killed in an operation in the countryside of Siirt province's Eruh district.

Three more terrorists planning attacks on a military base area were also killed in the Çukurca district of Hakkari province.

Additionally, four terrorists, who fled PKK-harboring areas in northern Iraq, turned themselves in to security forces in Şırnak province's Silopi district, where the authorities disposed of two hand-made explosive devices.

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, 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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