Anatolia: Turkish special forces neutralized 12 Kurdish militants of banned PKK party
ANKARA, 21 May – RIA Novosti. Turkish Interior Ministry special forces neutralized 12 militants affiliated with the banned Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) as part of the counter-terrorism operation, transmits agency Anatolia.
“It was stated that 12 PKK militants were neutralized as part of the various stages of the Eren Blockade, the counter-terrorism operation that has been going on in some provinces of Turkey since April 15 this year. A total of 8,266 gendarmerie officers, Diyarbakır, Hakkari, Batman, Şırnak, Mardin It is scanning many regions of the country to detect and eliminate the stages of the Eren Blockade operation, which covers certain regions of the provinces of Tunceli, Muş, Bingöl, Ağrı, Elazığ and Hatay.
1 terrorist in Agra, 6 in Hakkari and 5 in Şırnak were neutralized.
“Moreover, one of the terrorists was wanted by the Turkish authorities on the “orange” list of particularly dangerous criminals. During the search of the area, 124 terrorist shelters were destroyed, 16 warehouses were found. 24 small arms, 231 hand grenades, 1322 kg explosives, 26 homemade explosive devices, one RPG-7. The Ministry of Interior assured that operations against PKK militants will gain momentum and be completed after the terrorist threat in the region is completely eliminated.” informs.
The armed conflict with the banned Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in Turkey started in 1984 and resumed in 2015. There are PKK bases in Northern Iraq where the Turkish Armed Forces conduct air and ground operations. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said earlier that since July 2015, 6 thousand PKK members in the country and 6.9 thousand outside the PKK have been destroyed, and the losses of the Turkish security forces are more than 1.2 thousand.
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