11 PKK militants killed in northern Iraq, Turkey’s southeast

11 PKK militants killed in northern Iraq, Turkey’s southeast

ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
11 PKK militants killed in northern Iraq, Turkey’s southeast

Six outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants were killed by Turkish jets in northern Iraq and Turkey’s southeast on Oct. 9, the military has said.

In a statement, the Turkish General Staff said Turkish jets carried out airstrikes on PKK camps in northern Iraq’s Zap region and the southeastern province of Hakkari.

Airstrikes targeting PKK camps in northern Iraq killed five PKK militants thought to be preparing for an attack.

One militant was also killed in Hakkari’s Şemdinli district, the regional governor’s office said on Oct. 9.

Meanwhile, five PKK militants were killed by Turkish Air Forces in Hakkari on Oct. 8, according to the province’s governor’s office.

In a statement, the Hakkari Governor’s Office said Turkish Air Forces carried out an operation after militants were spotted by an unmanned aerial vehicle in Hakkari’s southern side of Buzul Mountain and in northern Iraq’s Zer Tepe region on the southern side of the Çayırlı region in the Çukurca district.

One PKK militant blows himself up in resort town

Turkish security forces had killed five PKK militants in the Aegean province of Muğla’s Köyceğiz in an operation on Oct. 5. Police and gendarmerie forces had begun an operation to capture two more PKK militants who were determined to be in the area.

One of the two PKK militants who were on the run since the clashes in Köyceğiz was found to have blown himself up on Oct. 9.

Security forces are reportedly searching for the other militant.

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