Türkiye neutralises senior PKK/KCK terrorist in northern Iraq

    WORLD  04 March 2024 - 16:05

    The Turkish intelligence agency has neutralised a senior PKK/KCK terrorist in northern Iraq responsible for the youth section of the terror group.

    The National Intelligence Organisation carried out a cross-border anti-terror operation to catch Gulsun Silgir, codenamed Sara Hogir Riha, who was responsible for carrying out terror acts since 2011, including deceiving young people to join the PKK, said the sources on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media, Anadolu Agency reports citing the security sources.

    It was further determined that she has been active in Iraq’s Sulaymaniyah region since 2021.

    She was targeted in the Penjwin district in the Iraqi countryside of Sulaymaniyah, the sources added.

    Turkish authorities use the term neutralise to imply the terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured.

    PKK terrorists often hide out in northern Iraq to plot cross-border attacks in Türkiye.

    Türkiye launched Operation Claw-Lock in April 2022 to target the terrorist PKK's hideouts in Iraq's northern Metina, Zap, and Avasin-Basyan regions near the Turkish border.

    In its more than 35-year terror campaign against Türkiye, the PKK — listed as a terrorist organisation by Türkiye, the US, and EU — has been responsible for the deaths of more than 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants.

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