12 PKK extremists killed in Iraq, southeast Turkey

Turkish Air Force carries out operations in northern Iraq's Zap region, Turkey's southeastern Hakkari and Sirnak provinces

12 PKK extremists killed in Iraq, southeast Turkey

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish Air Force killed 12 PKK terrorists in two separate operations in northern Iraq and southeastern Turkey on Wednesday, according to Turkish military sources.

In a statement, Turkish General Staff said six terrorists were killed in Iraq’s Zap region during an air operation on Wednesday.

Six more PKK terrorists were killed in a separate air operation in southeastern Hakkari province’s Cukurca district, an official, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on talking to the media, said.

The latest death toll brings the number of PKK terrorists killed in the Turkey’s southeast since Tuesday to 17.

Also, five other PKK terrorists surrendered to Turkish officials in southeastern Sirnak province’s Silopi district on Tuesday, according to the regional governor’s office.

The PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S., and EU -- resumed its armed campaign against Turkey in July 2015 and since then has been responsible for the deaths of approximately 1,200 security personnel and civilians, including women and children.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 26 Nisan 2017, 16:09