5 PKK terrorists ‘neutralized’ in SE Turkey

– 18 PKK targets, 7 of them in northern Iraq, destroyed by Turkish military

– A total of five PKK terrorists were killed and 18 PKK targets destroyed in Turkey’s east and southeast and northern Iraq Wednesday by the Turkish Armed Forces, according to military sources,reported Anadolu Agency.

According to the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media, fighter jets executed an air operation in a rural area of the Cukurca district in the southeastern province of Hakkari.

Eleven targets, including shelters, caves and mortar emplacements, were destroyed and three terrorists “neutralized”.

Meanwhile, seven other targets, including shelters and caves, were destroyed in the Metina and Gara regions in northern Iraq.

In addition, two terrorists were “neutralized” during a clash between security forces and terrorists in the eastern Van province’s Ipekyolu district, according to security sources.

The sources said that the terrorists had been preparing an attack against the police.

The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S., and EU, and resumed its 30-year armed campaign against the Turkish state in July 2015.

Since then, PKK terrorist attacks have martyred more than 600 security personnel and also claimed the lives of numerous civilians, including women and children, while more than 7,000 PKK terrorists have been killed in army operations.