7,016 terrorists killed last year in anti-terror operations, Turkish Armed Forces’ yearly report says

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The Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) on Monday released its annual report on its fight against terrorism for 2017.

According to the report, 7,016 terrorists were killed last year in security operations, of whom 3,777 were members of Daesh and 3,239 were members of the PKK.

The report added that the TSK killed 46 PKK members in positions of leadership.

399 anti-terror air operations were also conducted against the PKK targets in northern Iraq.

Reporting on its fight against the Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ), the TSK said 9,236 people were discharged, while 5,399 were arrested.

The TSK also said it seized several tons of narcotics as well as hundreds of weapons and ammunition in numerous operations.

In addition, 439,195 people were caught trying to illegally cross Turkish borders.

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