Operations in Silopi concluded: Security sources
ŞIRNAK – Anadolu Agency
DHA photoTurkish Armed Forces concluded its counter-terrorism operations against militants of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the Silopi district of southeastern Şırnak province, security sources said on April 22.
Military personnel have started to leave the town, where operations along with a curfew began on April 5 after a rocket projector attack was carried out on an armored police vehicle by PKK militants, killing a police officer and wounding four other officers. Sources said police would continue to conduct “search activities” in the town, as the curfew would still be effective until a second announcement.
According to official numbers, 19 PKK militants were killed, around 550 houses were searched, 32 hand-made explosives were detonated, and 14 barricades were removed in addition to arms and ammunitions seized including two rocket launchers and eleven hand grenades during the operations.