Turkish jets kill 12 PKK extremists in Iraq, SE Turkey

- Airstrikes also destroy 15 PKK targets

Turkish jets kill 12 PKK extremists in Iraq, SE Turkey

World Bulletin / News Desk

At least 12 PKK extremists were killed in airstrikes carried out by Turkish warplanes in northern Iraq and southeastern Turkey early Friday, a security source said.

The source, who spoke with Anadolu Agency on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media, said Turkish warplanes destroyed eight PKK targets in Hakkari province's Semdinli district.

The air force also carried out a series of operations in Iraq's northern Avasin/Basyan region and destroyed seven targets, the source added.

The PKK -- listed as a extremist organization by Turkey, the U.S., and EU -- resumed its 30-year armed campaign against the Turkish state in July 2015. Since then, nearly 600 security personnel have been martyred and more than 5,000 PKK extremists killed.

 

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