28 PKK militants neutralized in N Iraq

28 PKK militants neutralized in N Iraq

ANKARA-Anadolu Agency
28 PKK militants neutralized in N Iraq

Turkish security forces neutralized a PKK militant in northern Iraq as part of Operation Claw, Turkish Defense Ministry said on June 3.

Authorities often use “neutralized" in statements to imply militants in question surrendered or were killed or captured.

So far 28 militants have been neutralized in Hakurk region since the operation began against the PKK on May 27, the ministry said on Twitter.

Separately, Turkish airstrikes neutralized at least five PKK militants in the Zap region of northern Iraq.

The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU.

Turkey, Operation Claw, PKK