Operations in Yüksekova end: Turkish General Staff
AA photoTurkish Armed Forces concluded its counter-terrorism operations in the Yüksekova district of southeastern Hakkari province, according to a statement made by the Turkish General Staff late April 20.
The statement said operations initiated after a curfew was declared on March 13 in Yüksekova have been completed, with 196 outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants killed, 214 barricades removed, 135 trenches filled in and 286 hand-made explosives removed. The statement also said officers seized 619 different types of weapons, 46,669 ammunitions, 35 two-way radios and 2,220 explosive substances used for hand-made explosives.
“Detailed searches along with the activities of removing barricades, filling in trenches and destroying hand-made explosives are [still] ongoing,” the statement added.