4 PKK terrorists killed in airstrikes in SE Turkey’s Şırnak province

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A total of four PKK terrorists have been killed in counter-terror operations conducted in rural areas of southeastern Şırnak province, the Turkish Armed Forces said Wednesday in a written statement.

The airstrikes were launched upon receiving intelligence of the terrorists, who were planning an attack.

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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