7 militants ' 'neutralized' in Northern Iraq
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
Turkish jets "neutralized" seven militants as part of an anti-terror operation in northern Iraq, the military said on Jan. 6.
In a Twitter post, the Turkish General Staff said the airstrikes carried out in Avasin-Basyan region on Jan.5 neutralized militants plotting attacks on Turkish bases.
Turkish authorities often use the word "neutralized" in their statements to imply that the militants in question either surrendered or were killed or captured.
Turkish jets also destroyed shelters and depots of the militants during the operation.
The airstrikes in this region generally target PKK militants.
The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the European Union.