Turkish jets kill 3 PKK extremists in southeast

At least 3 PKK extremists were 'neutralized' in Hakkari province, Turkish military says

Turkish jets kill 3 PKK extremists in southeast

World Bulletin / News Desk

At least three extremists were killed in airstrikes carried out by Turkish jets in the country's southeast, the military announced Tuesday.

The Turkish General Staff said in a statement that three extremists were "neutralized" in a security operation in the Semdinli district of southeastern Turkey's Hakkari province Monday night.

Three targets were also destroyed in the operation, the statement said.

In a separate operation in the province's Cukurca district, weapons were seized.

The two districts have seen broad anti-extremism operations since the PKK - listed as a extremist organization by Turkey, the U.S., and the EU - resumed its 30-year armed campaign against the Turkish state in July last year.

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: 13 Eylül 2016, 11:31