At least 8 PKK militants 'neutralized' in northern Iraq, southeast Turkey

At least 8 PKK militants 'neutralized' in northern Iraq, southeast Turkey

At least 8 PKK militants neutralized in northern Iraq, southeast Turkey

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At least 8 militants of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) were “neutralized” during airstrikes in southeastern Turkey and northern Iraq, the army said on July 7.

Turkish authorities often use the word “neutralized” in their statements to imply the militants in question either surrendered or were killed or captured.

On Twitter, the Turkish General Staff said fighter jets had conducted airstrikes between July 6 and July 7 in northern Iraq’s Sinat-Haftanin regions as well as in Ömerli district of southeastern Mardin province, Turkey, which is near the Syria and Iraq border.

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

PKK, anti-terror, airstrike