Turkish airstrike neutralizes 2 PKK terrorists in N.Iraq

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Turkish fighter jets neutralized two PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, the National Defense Ministry said on Friday.

On Twitter, the ministry said the terrorists -- who were so-called special forces of the terror group -- were neutralized in Gara region in a coordinated operation of the Turkish Armed Forces and the National Intelligence Organization (MIT).

Turkish authorities often use the term "neutralized" in statements to imply the terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU -- has been responsible for the deaths of 40,000 people, including women, children and infants.

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