24 Terrorist killed in cross-border operation
General Staff said in clashes between terrorists and Turkish security teams 24 terrorists were killed.
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.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 23 Şubat 2008, 10:04