5 PKK extremists 'neutralized' in SE Turkey

3 Syrian national PYD/PKK extremists also arrested in Van, say military sources

5 PKK extremists 'neutralized' in SE Turkey

World Bulletin / News Desk

At least five PKK extremists have been neutralized in airstrikes carried out by armed drones in Turkey’s southeastern Hakkari province, according to military sources. 

The sources, speaking on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking with the media, said early Tuesday that five extremists were "neutralized" in the province’s Cukurca district.

Separately, a Syrian national PYD/PKK extremist was arrested in the eastern Van province's Caldiran district and two other Syrian national extremists were arrested in Oncupinar in the southeastern province of Kilis, the sources added.

Including the new numbers, the total number of neutralized extremists in operations across Hakkari between Aug. 4 and Sept. 20 has risen to 292.

The PKK is listed as a extremist organization by Turkey, the U.S., and the EU, and resumed its 30-year armed campaign against the Turkish state in July 2015.

Since then, PKK extremist attacks martyred more than 600 security personnel and also claimed the lives of many civilians, including women and children, while more than 7,000 PKK extremists were killed in army operations.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 20 Eylül 2016, 13:36