The Ministry of National Defense announced that 12 PKK members were neutralized in northern Syria.
ANKARA, 5 January – RIA Novosti. The Ministry of National Defense announced that 12 militants affiliated with the banned Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northern Syria were neutralized.
“The struggle of our heroic Turkish Armed Forces against terrorism continues day and night with determination. 12 PKK/YPG terrorists who tried to organize attacks in order to disrupt peace and security in the Olive Branch and Peace Spring operation areas have been detected. The Turkish Armed Forces has been neutralized on its Twitter account.
The armed conflict with the Kurdistan Workers Party in Turkey began in 1984 and resumed in 2015. There are PKK bases in Northern Iraq where the Turkish Armed Forces conduct air and ground operations. The Turkish military presence in the Zlikan camp northeast of Mosul has long been a source of controversy between Baghdad and Ankara, justifying its presence as a need to fight the banned PKK in Turkey.
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