Turkey neutralizes 57 PKK terrorists in N. Iraq

  23 June 2019    Read: 1128
Turkey neutralizes 57 PKK terrorists in N. Iraq

Turkey has neutralized at least six more PKK terrorists in its counter-terrorism operation in northern Iraq's Hakurk region, the country's Defense Ministry said on Sunday., AzVision.az reports citing Anadolu Agency.

As part of the ongoing Operation Claw -- which was launched on May 27 by the Turkish Armed Forces against the PKK terror group -- a total of 57 terrorists have been neutralized in the Hakurk region over the last four weeks, the National Defense Ministry said on Twitter.

Turkish authorities often use the word "neutralized" in statements to imply terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU -- has been responsible for the deaths of nearly 40,000 people, including many women and children.

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