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Turkish security forces have killed 13 members of the militant Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and captured five more in a major operation against PKK over the past two days in the Amanos Mountains in the Osmaniye province region, officials said.
A statement from the Osmaniye Governor's Office on Wednesday said a group of nearly 1,000 security forces including teams from the Special Operations Police, Gendarmerie Special Operations and Gendarmerie Commandos conducted large-scale operations in the Amanos Mountains on Dec. 3. Thirteen terrorists were killed and five others were captured during the air-backed operation, the statement said.
The PKK, listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the EU and US, has been waging a bloody campaign in Turkey's Southeast since 1984. As many as 40,000 people have been killed in clashes with the PKK since then.Last Mod: 05 Aralık 2012, 15:04