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Turkish air strikes kill 4 PKK terrorists in Iraq

TURKISH AIR STRIKES KILL 4 PKK TERRORISTS IN IRAQ

Turkish jets killed four PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, an official statement said on Monday.

The air force launched a counter-terrorism operation in the Zap area on Sunday, according to the Turkish General Staff.

Air strikes killed the terrorists, who were planning to assault military bases on the Iraq-Turkey border.

Elsewhere, the security forces disposed of two improvised explosives in the Silopi district of southern Turkey's Sirnak province and two hand grenades in the Beytussebap district.

The PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and EU -- resumed its armed campaign against Turkey in July 2015. Since then, it has been responsible for the deaths of more than 1,200 Turkish security personnel and civilians.

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