April 25 airstrikes killed 89 PKK terrorists: Military

Turkish General Staff says more than 90 terrorists also injured in operations in northern Iraq, northeastern Syria

April 25 airstrikes killed 89 PKK terrorists: Military

World Bulletin / News Desk

In updated figures, the Turkish military Saturday said a total of 89 PKK terrorists had been killed in air raids earlier this week in northern Iraq and northeastern Syria.

In April 25 airstrikes against PKK terrorists, meant to prevent the group from sending terrorists, arms, ammunition, and explosives to Turkey, 40 terrorists were killed at Iraq’s Mt. Sinjar, and another 49 at Syria’s Mt. Karacok, including four high-ranking terrorists, said a General Staff statement.

The statement added that more than 90 terrorists were injured as well.

The air operation was conducted "within the scope of the international law" and "with the aim of destroying the hotbeds of terrorism which target the unity, integrity, and safety of our country and nation," it added.

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: 29 Nisan 2017, 13:37