8 PKK terrorists killed in Turkey’s southeast

– Operation near Iraq border launched by military

– Eight PKK terrorists were killed Saturday in Turkey’s southeastern province of Hakkari, the military said, according to Anadolu Agency.

In a statement, the Turkish General Staff said they were “neutralized” in Cukurca, a mountainous district on the Iraqi border.

Hakkari, which borders both Iraq and Iran, has seen a number of anti-terror operations since the PKK — listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and EU — resumed its 30-year armed campaign in July last year. The PKK maintains bases in northern Iraq.

Since the resumption of the conflict, PKK terror organization martyred more than 600 security personnel and claimed lives of many civilians including women and children while around 7,000 terrorists were killed in army operations.