Turkish army eliminates 17 PKK militants on Iraq-Syria border

    REGION  15 June 2024 - 18:04

    The Turkish military has neutralized 17 militants belonging to the Kurdistan Workers' Party during operations along the Iraq-Syria border.

    "In northern Iraq's Hakurk district, eight terrorists were neutralized, while nine militants were neutralized in Syria within the areas of Operation Euphrates Shield and Operation Peace Spring," the Turkish Defence Ministry said, Caliber.Az reports via Turkish media.

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

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

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

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