2 Turkish soldiers killed, 8 injured in anti-terror operation in northern Iraq

  16 March 2019    Read: 1576
  2 Turkish soldiers killed, 8 injured in anti-terror operation in northern Iraq

Two Turkish soldiers were killed and eight others were wounded on Saturday in a clash during operations into northern Iraq, Reuters cited Turkey’s defense ministry as saying.

Six militants, including a woman, were “neutralized” during the operations, the ministry said in a statement. The Turkish army uses the term neutralize when it has killed, captured or wounded combatants

Turkey regularly carries out air strikes on PKK bases in northern Iraq, as President Tayyip Erdogan pursues his aim of ending the militant group’s presence near Turkey’s borders.

The PKK, considered a terrorist organization by the United States, the European Union and Turkey, has waged a three-decade insurgency in Turkey’s largely Kurdish southeast that has killed about 40,000 people.


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