Seven PKK militants killed in Turkey's southeast
Aslı Özkaya, codenamed “Aze Malazgirt,” and Rahmi Ayhan, codenamed “Herekol Heset,” were killed in the Şırnak province’s Bestler-Dereler region, the Turkish General Staff said in a statement on Nov. 17
Five improvised explosives were also destroyed during an ongoing operation in the Avasin-Basyan region of northern Iraq, the statement added.
In a separate statement, the military said shelters, weapon pits, arms and ammunition depots were destroyed during an air-backed operation in the Hakurk and Avasin-Basyan region of northern Iraq.
In another counter-terrorism operation in eastern Siirt province, three PKK militants were killed, according to the provincial governor’s office.
Three PKK militants were also killed in an ongoing operation in the Bestler-Derelerg region of the Şırnak province, a source from Turkish security forces said Later on Nov. 17.
Two of them -- identified as Kader Tatlı, codenamed “Dirok,” and Emine Akyüz, codenamed “Ekin Kerboran” -- are believed to be so-called officials of the militant group, said the source, who asked not be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.