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Turkish forces ‘neutralize’ 2 more PKK terrorists in northern region of Iraq

Anadolu Agency MIDDLE EAST
Published June 10,2021

Turkish forces "neutralized" two more PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, the National Defense Ministry said on Thursday.

The terrorists were neutralized in actions taken during operations Pençe-Şimşek and Pençe-Yıldırım, the ministry said on Twitter.

"Let's keep neutralizing the terrorists in their lairs! … Our operations continue with determination," the statement said.

Turkish authorities use the word "neutralize" to imply the terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured.

Turkey launched the Pençe-Şimşek and Pençe-Yıldırım operations on April 23 in northern Iraq's Metina and Avasin-Basyan regions.

The PKK terror group often hides out in northern Iraq, just across Turkey's southern border, to plot terror attacks in Turkey.

In its more than 35-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK-listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US, and the EU-has been responsible for the deaths of at least 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants.