24 Terrorist killed in cross-border operation

General Staff said in clashes between terrorists and Turkish security teams 24 terrorists were killed.

24 Terrorist killed in cross-border operation

Turkish General Staff said 24 terrorists were killed and several others were wounded in clashes between terrorists and Turkish security teams on Friday.

General Staff said in a statement it is estimated that at least 20 moreterrorists were rendered ineffective by artillery and helicopter gunships. Five Turkish soldiers died in clashes, it stated.

The statement said a group of terrorists escaped to the southern part in the clash.

The operation merely targeted terrorist organization, it reiterated.

"Cross-border operation that was launched by Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) against terrorist organization PKK in the north of Iraq as of 7 p.m. on February 21st, 2008 continues as it was planned," the statement said.

Hideouts of terrorists were shelled by artillery and armed helicopters, it added.

Source: AA
Güncelleme Tarihi: 23 Şubat 2008, 10:04
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