Turkish army: 14 PKK militants killed in operations

Turkey's army said that TSK had "neutralized" 14 PKK militants in the operations conducted between May 22 and June 5.

Turkish army: 14 PKK militants killed in operations

Turkey's General Staff's spokesman said on Friday that the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) had "neutralized" 14 PKK militants in the operations conducted between May 22 and June 5.

In a weekly press conference, Metin Gurak, Chief of Communication Department of General Staff HQ, said that 15 hand-made explosives were detonated in the same period.

Gurak said that seven of them surrendered, six were killed and one was captured in the operations.

Gurak recalled that six TSK personnel were killed and eight others were injured during an operation in the southeastern province of Hakkari on May 27.

He added that also one soldier was killed and three others were wounded in another operation in the southeastern province of Sirnak on June 4.

Gurak said that Turkish Air Forces was participating in Loyal Arrow-2009 military exercise in Sweden together with the forces of the U.S., Germany, Finland, Britain, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Poland, Portugal and NATO. He added that the exercise, which started on June 4, would end on June 17.


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Güncelleme Tarihi: 06 Haziran 2009, 11:42
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