Turkish jets neutralize 8 PKK militants

Turkish jets neutralize 8 PKK militants

Turkish airstrikes have neutralized eight PKK terrorists in Turkey’s southeastern and eastern provinces, and northern Iraq, the military said on Sunday.

(AhlulBayt News Agency) - Turkish airstrikes have neutralized eight PKK terrorists in Turkey’s southeastern and eastern provinces, and northern Iraq, the military said on Sunday.

Turkish authorities often use the word "neutralized" in their statements to imply the militants in question either surrendered or were killed or captured.

In a message on Twitter, the Turkish General Staff said fighter jets had conducted airstrikes on Saturday and Sunday in northern Iraq’s Zap region, and in rural areas of the southeastern Sirnak and eastern Van provinces.

Airstrikes on PKK targets in northern Iraq have been carried out regularly since July 2015, when the PKK resumed its decades-long armed campaign.

On June 8, at least nine PKK militants were killed when the Turkish military carried out an airstrike in Sirnak province.

The provincial governor's office said in a statement that the aerial assault took place in Bestler-Dereler region near the provincial capital city of Sirnak, situated some 1,000 kilometers east of the capital Ankara.


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