2 soldiers killed in PKK terror attack: Ministry

2 soldiers killed in PKK terror attack: Ministry

ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
2 soldiers killed in PKK terror attack: Ministry

Two Turkish soldiers were martyred and another injured in a PKK terrorist attack in eastern Turkey, the National Defense Ministry said on July 9.

PKK terrorists targeted a military vehicle in Hakkari province, which borders Iran and Iraq, the ministry said in a written statement.

A counter-terrorism operation is ongoing in the region, the statement added.

PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and the European Union.
Meanwhile, Turkish fighter jets “neutralized” three more PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, the Turkish National Defense Ministry said on July 9.

The terrorists were “neutralized” in the Haftanin and Metina regions as part of the airstrikes carried out in coordination with the Operation Claw, the ministry said in a statement.

Authorities often use the term “neutralized” in statements to imply the terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured.

The airstrikes also destroyed weapon emplacements and shelters used by PKK terrorists, the statement said.
On May 27, Turkey launched Operation Claw against the PKK in the Hakurk region of northern Iraq.

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