38 PKK terrorists killed, 118 detained in a week

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38 PKK terrorists have been killed, over 100 suspects providing assistance for the terrorist organization have been detained in counter-terror operations in the past week, interior ministry said Monday. reports citing Daily Sabah.

According to a statement by the ministry, between May 8 and 15, Turkish security forces carried out a total of 483 anti-terror operations throughout the country.

A total of 118 PKK-linked suspects were detained, while 38 terrorists have been killed, 11 surrendered and three others were captured in the operations.

49 hideouts used by PKK terrorists in Bitlis, Diyarbakır, Mardin, Erzurum, Kahramanmaraş, Şırnak, Siirt and Bingöl provinces, as well as 50 improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and mines have been destroyed, the statement added.

Moreover, security forces confiscated over 2 tons of materials used in explosives-making, 60 hand grenades, 170 weapons and 132,297 ammunition.

The air force has been conducting regular airstrikes on PKK facilities in both northern Iraq and Turkey since July 2015, when the terror group resumed its decades-old armed campaign.

2017.05.15 / 14:59
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