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Turkish jets kill 5 terrorists in eastern Turkey

TURKISH JETS KILL 5 TERRORISTS IN EASTERN TURKEY

Airstrikes by Turkish security forces killed five PKK terrorists in eastern Turkey, officials said Thursday.

The terrorists were preparing for a possible attack in Refahiye district in eastern Erzincan province, according to a statement from the local governor's office.

Also on Thursday, another terrorist was killed in a counter-terror operation in Karliova district of eastern Bingol province, a statement from the local governor's office said.

Security forces are on the lookout for terrorists in Erzincan and Bingol provinces.

According to a statement by the Turkish General Staff, airstrikes destroyed PKK camps and ammunition depots in northern Iraq's Metina region on Wednesday.

The PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S., and the 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, including women and children.

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